Influences of team chaxu climate on team members’ performance: an investigation of moderated mediation model

SHEN Yimo1,2 ZHU Yanhan3 CHOU Wanju4 ZHANG Yucheng5 LIU Jun2

(1.Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University)
(2.Renmin Business School, Renmin University of China)
(3.School of Political Science and Public Administration, Southwest University)
(4.Department of Psychology, Chung Yuan Christian University)
(5.School of Economics and Management, Hebei University of Technology)

【Abstract】Team chaxu climate refers to the degree of within-team variability in the quality of guanxi between a supervisor and his or her members. Although it has been long recognized that team chaxu climate has critical implications for team productivity, the underlying mechanism of how team chaxu climate regulates team members’ behavioral outcomes remains largely elusive. Analyses of multilevel, multisource and lagged data from 59 supervisors and 235 subordinates showed that (1) the relationship between team chaxu climate and team members’ job performance and organization-directed citizenship behavior is mediated by their perceptions of leader-member value congruence; (2) the negative indirect relationship above is moderated by team trust such that the relationship will be weakened when team trust is high, rather than low. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

【Keywords】 team chaxu climate; leader-member value congruence; team trust;


【Funds】 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (71425003) National Natural Science Foundation of China (71872152, 71874146, 71602163) Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (SWU1709123) Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (SWU1709238)

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  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Theory and hypothesis
  • 3 Research methods
  • 4 Data analysis and results
  • 5 Research result and discussion
  • References