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Humble Leader Behavior, Turnover Intention, Organizational Identification, Leader Expertise
As a bottom-up leadership style, humble leadership has attracted increasing attention from scholars in recent years. But its effectiveness and mechanism still lack rigorous empirical study. In this study, we investigate the mechanism and boundary condition by which humble leader behavior exerts influence on followers’ turnover intention. Two-wave data collected from 249 scientific and technological personnel in China supported our hypothesized model. We found that humble leader behavior is significantly negatively related to follower turnover intention. The relationship is further partially mediated by organizational identification, and moderated by leader expertise. Implications for theory, practice and future research are discussed.