The determination of this study is to develop and test a model, which analyses the direct effect of supervisors’ benevolent leadership and subordinates’ psychological well-being. Also, the indirect effect of these variables is tested when supervisors’ altruistic behaviour mediates between them. Data were gathered through structured questionnaires from a sample of subordinates’ employing at five-star hotels in Coimbatore. The findings of the hierarchical regression analysis disclosed that supervisors’ benevolent leadership possesses a significant positive relationship with subordinates’ psychological well-being. On the contrary, when supervisors’ altruistic behaviour mediates, the positive relationship between the independent and dependent variables weakened. Furthermore, the study unveils practical implications and future directions were discussed.
Key Words: Benevolent leadership, Paternalistic leadership, Psychological well-being, Altruistic behaviour, Entrepreneurship
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