The Effect of Supervisor Support on Employee Voice Behavior based on the Self-Determination Theory: The Moderating Effect of Impression Management MotiveJui-Chih Ho*
National Changhua University of Education, Graduate Institute of Human Resource Management, Taiwan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jui-Chih Ho
National Changhua University of Education
Graduate Institute of Human Resource Management 2
Shi-da Rd, Changhua, 500, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 24, 2017;; Accepted Date: March 27, 2017; Published Date: April 04, 2017
Citation: Ho JC (2017) The Effect of Supervisor Support on Employee Voice Behavior based on the Self-Determination Theory: The Moderating Effect of Impression Management Motive. J Entrepren Organiz Manag 6: 209. doi: 10.4172/2169-026X.1000209
Copyright: © 2017 Ho JC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Although numerous studies have adopted social exchange theory to investigate the mechanism through which leadership influences employee voice behavior, few studies have placed their focus on the mediation of employees’ basic psychological needs. To address this research gap, this study adopted self-determination theory to explore how supervisor support encourages subordinates to engage in voice behavior. Furthermore, the moderating effect of impression management motive was clarified. This study adopted structural equation modeling and hierarchical regression approach to analyze 268 sets of data of a pair of supervisor and subordinate. The results revealed that basic psychological needs mediated the relationship between supervisor support and self-determined prosocial motivation, which, in turn, was positively related to voice behavior. In addition, subordinates’ impression management motive weakens the positive relationship between self-determined prosocial motivation and voice behavior.