Pride and Gratitude: How Positive Emotions Influence the Prosocial Behaviors of Organizational Leaders

Michie, S. (2009). Pride and Gratitude: How Positive Emotions Influence the Prosocial Behaviors of Organizational Leaders. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 15 (4): 393-403.

 Abstract: This study investigated whether two positive morally relevant emotions, pride and gratitude, were associated with the prosocial behaviors exhibited by organizational leaders. Pride and gratitude were measured as dispositional tendencies in leaders across various types of organizations. The results revealed that a leader's propensity to experience authentic pride was positively related to two types of prosocial behavior—social justice and altruism. Furthermore, the results indicated that leader gratitude mediated the effects of pridefulness on social justice behaviors.

Source: Sage Journals



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