The Contextual Antecedents of Organizational Trust

A Multidimensional Cross-level Analysis

Peter Ping Li, Yuntao Bai, Youmin Xi

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    Abstract

    In this article we seek to explore the contextual antecedents of organizational trust. In light of the complex links between organizational contexts and organizational behaviours, we focus on the effects of the three most critical contextual antecedents, i.e., leadership role, structural rule, and cultural norm at the organizational level, on organizational trust directly, and their behavioural outcomes at the individual level indirectly, using organizational trust as a cross-level mediator. The empirical results, based on a hierarchical linear model with a sample of 444 employees from 82 firms in China, lent support for our multidimensional cross-level model of context–trust–behaviour link. We extend the research on organizational trust by treating it as a cross-level phenomenon and by specifying its core contextual antecedents and behavioural consequences.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalManagement and Organization Review
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)371-396
    Number of pages26
    ISSN1740-8776
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Contextual Antecedent
    • Cross-Level Analysis
    • Cultural Norm
    • Leadership Role
    • Organizational Trust
    • Structural Rule

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    The Contextual Antecedents of Organizational Trust : A Multidimensional Cross-level Analysis. / Li, Peter Ping; Bai, Yuntao; Xi, Youmin.

    In: Management and Organization Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2012, p. 371-396.

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