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Autonomy supportive and controlling leadership as antecedents of work design and employee well-being

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The continuation of work that undermines employee well-being necessitates an investigation into the antecedents of work design. Therefore, we examined how autonomy supportive and controlling leadership—as defined in self-determination theory (SDT)—relate to employees’ job resources, job demands, and well-being. Using a cross-sectional (N = 501) and a daily diary study (N = 123), we found that autonomy supportive leadership relates to employees’ work engagement via job resources both at the between- and within-person levels. However, only the cross-sectional study evidenced a relationship between autonomy supportive leadership and exhaustion via job resources. Controlling leadership related to exhaustion via job demands at the between-person level in both studies but not at the within-person level. Alongside implications for the literature on SDT, work design theory, the leadership literature, and workplace re-enchantment, we advance concomitant insights to practitioners. JEL CLASSIFICATION: I31, J81, M12

Tijdschrift: BRQ Business Research Quarterly
ISSN: 2340-9436
Issue: 1
Volume: 25
Pagina's: 44-61
Jaar van publicatie:2022
Trefwoorden:Autonomy supportive leadership, controlling leadership, employee well-being, job demand resources model, self-determination theory
BOF-publication weight:1
Authors from:Higher Education