The Effect of Leader Trust on Employees Voice: Investigating the Moderating Role of Empowering Leader Behaviors

Document Type : Research Article


1 MS, Department of Public Administration, Payame Noor University, Rasht, Guilan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran


Nowadays, many organizations ask their employees to express their ideas and opinions to achieve organizational goals in the ever-changing world. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of leader trust on employee voice with the moderating role of empowering leader behaviors in the technical and vocational organization of Guilan. In this applied research, the method was descriptive, and data gathered through the questionnaires and survey. All employees (N=459) considered as statistical population, and 210 persons were chosen as the sample based on simple stratified sampling (Quota) and Cochran formula. The results of the questionnaires analyzed and the hypotheses tested by SMART PLS2 and SPSS 20. Data gathering tools were Trust in supervisor questionnaire of McAllister, Employee Voice of Van Dyne, and LePine and empowering leadership of Arnold et al. Content validity and convergent validity evaluation were conducted. For reliability evaluation, Cronbach's alpha and composite reliability were calculated. Analyzing the questionnaires and testing hypotheses indicated that Leader trust has a significant positive effect on employee voice and only the interacting effect of employee voice and informing went to a negligible level, whereas the interaction effects of employee voice with participative decision making and coaching were significant. 


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