The Mechanism of Servant Leadership on the Safety Performance of High-Speed Railway Drivers

  • Long Ye
  • Zheng Yang
  • Ming GuoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


Servant leadership has a significant effect on the safety performance of high-speed railway drivers. Guided by the social learning theory, we propose a mediation relationship model to explain why and how servant leadership can affect the safety performance. First, we propose that servant leadership can promote the safety compliance and safety participation of high-speed railway drivers. Second, we use a structural equation model to analysis the mediation effect of public service motivation and test the mediation effect with a bootstrap method. The samples consist of 300 high-speed railway drivers from 11 railway bureaus in China. Finally, we propose some management policies and suggestions based on our research, which have important implications for management practice of high-speed railway drivers.


Servant leadership Public service motivation Safety behaviour High-speed railway driver 



Thanks for the support of the key project of China’s National Social Science Foundation (Project NO. 18AGL012).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of Beijing Jiaotong University. All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form. All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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