Impact of Exploitative Leadership on Workplace Incivility: Role of Psychological Distress -Evidence from Banking Sector
Keywords:Exploitative leadership, Workplace incivility, psychological distress, Leadership, Banking Sector Pakistan
Aim: The present study investigated the effect of exploitative leadership on workplace incivility banking Sector employee with the role of psychological stress as a moderator
Background: Destructive leadership, the mostly exploitative leadership, had been less thoughtful earlier in banking research. Additionally, fundamental mechanisms and boundary conditions that occur between exploitative leadership and employee outcomes such as workplace incivility were also missing in the banking literature with the context of psychological distress.
Methods: This present research quantitative nature in which data had collected from the banking Sector (N = 310) working in the Pakistani banking sector through self-administrative questionnaires.
Results: psychological distress moderate the relationship between exploitative leadership and workplace incivility among banking sector employees when psychological distress was high.
Conclusions: Exploitative leadership had a significant impact on outcomes in the form of workplace incivility and psychological distress significantly moderating between exploitative leadership and workplace incivility when psychological distress was high at the banking sector in Pakistan
Implications for Banking Sector Management: It is among the pioneer studies to unveil the exploitative side of leadership and its negative consequences for banking sector employees. Psychological distress in the banking sector can be reduced by discouraging leader exploitative behavior. Banking can utilize workplace incivility from work as a tool to reduce destructive outcomes of leader exploitative behavior.