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Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 141, Issue 1, pp 163–178 | Cite as

Mutual Recognition Respect Between Leaders and Followers: Its Relationship to Follower Job Performance and Well-Being

  • Nicholas ClarkeEmail author
  • Nomahaza Mahadi
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Abstract

There has been limited research investigating the effects of the recognition form of respect between leaders and their followers within the organisation literature. We investigated whether mutual recognition respect was associated with follower job performance and well-being after controlling for measures of liking and appraisal respect. Based on data we collected from 203 matched leader–follower dyads in the Insurance industry in Malaysia, we found mutual recognition respect predicted both follower job performance and well-being. Significantly, appraisal respect was only found to be positively associated with job performance. Our findings suggest mutual recognition respect is an important form of respect in workplace relationships that can bring benefits to both the individual and the organisation.

Keywords

Mutual recognition respect Job performance Follower well-being 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of Southampton, HighfieldSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.International Business School (IBS)UTM International CampusKuala LumpurMalaysia

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