The role of participative leadership and trust-based mechanisms in eliciting intern performance: evidence from China
Newman, A; Rose, P; Teo, S
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In this paper we investigate the relationship between participative leadership and job performance within the internship setting. Based on two-wave survey data obtained from 309 interns and their supervisors, we find that participative leadership has a positive relationship with job performance and that affective trust mediates that relationship. We also find that although cognitive trust is not significantly related to intern job performance it mediates the relationship between participative leadership and affective trust.