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Legood, Alison and Lee, Allan and Schwarz, Gary and Newman, Alexander (2018) 'From Self-defeating to Other-defeating: Examining the Effects of Leader Procrastination on Follower Work Outcomes.' Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91 (2). pp. 430-439.

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Abstract

This research examines the influence of leader procrastination on employee attitudes and behaviours. While previous studies have typically viewed procrastination as a form of self‐defeating behaviour, this research explores its effects on others in the workplace. In Study 1, using data collected from 290 employees, we demonstrate the discriminant and relative predictive validity of leader procrastination on leadership effectiveness compared with laissez‐faire leadership and directive leadership. In Study 2, based on dyadic data collected in three phases from 250 employees and their 23 supervisors, we found that leader procrastination was associated with follower discretionary behaviour (organizational citizenship behaviour and deviant behaviour). Additionally, job frustration was found to mediate the relationship between leader procrastination and follower outcomes. The quality of the leader–follower relationship, as a boundary condition, was shown to mitigate the detrimental effects of leader procrastination. Together, the findings suggest that leader procrastination is a distinct form of negative leadership behaviour that represents an important source of follower job frustration.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
ISSN: 20448325
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12205
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 09:49
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/25475

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