Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230050
Authors: 
Kaluza, Antonia J.
Schuh, Sebastian C.
Kern, Marcel
Xin, Katherine
van Dick, Rolf
Year of Publication: 
2019
Citation: 
[Journal:] Human Resource Management [ISSN:] 1099-050X [Volume:] 59 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 359-377
Abstract: 
Although researchers and practitioners increasingly focus on health promotion in organizations, research has been mainly fragmented and fails to integrate different organizational levels in terms of their effects on employee health. Drawing on organizational climate and social identity research, we present a cascading model of organizational health climate and demonstrate how and when leaders' perceptions of organizational health climate are linked to employee well‐being. We tested our model in two multisource studies (NStudy 1 = 65 leaders and 291 employees; NStudy 2 = 401 leader–employee dyads). Results showed that leaders' perceptions of organizational health climate were positively related to their health mindsets (i.e., their health awareness). These in turn were positively associated with their health‐promoting leadership behavior, which ultimately went along with better employee well‐being. Additionally, in Study 1, the relationship between perceived organizational health climate and leaders' health mindsets was moderated by their organizational identification. High leader identification strengthened the relationship between perceived organizational health climate and leaders' health mindsets. These findings have important implications for theory and practice as they show how the dynamics of an organizational health climate can unfold in organizations and how it is related to employee well‐being via the novel concept of health‐promoting leadership.
Subjects: 
employee health
health mindset
health‐promoting leadership
organizational health climate
organizational identification
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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