Servant Leadership and Employee Voice - the Role of Organizational Trust and Courageous Followership

  • Dr. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman Associate Professor, National Defence University, Islamabad
  • Rida Fatima Independent Researcher, National Defence University, Islamabad
  • Dr. Waseem Ishaque Assistant Professor, NUML IR Department, Islamabad
Keywords: Servant Leadership, Employee Voice, Courageous Followership


Servant leadership has been deemed crucially relevant for organizational effectiveness and success; thus, significant emphasis is laid upon enhancing and sustaining favorable attitudes and behaviors of leaders towards their followers. Earlier scholars have presented various models of servant leadership; however, a meager number of researches have concentrated on employee voice as a significant antecedent to servant leadership. Therefore, the present study analyzed the key role of employee voice on servant leadership; under the mediating role of courageous followership and moderating role of organizational trust. Employing 214 valid responses; conveniently, from the educational sector organizations operating in twin cities of Pakistan, this study found that the relationship between employee voice and servant leadership is mediated by courageous followership and moderated by the organizational trust; signifying that, a coherence among employee voice and organizational trust is likely to stimulate higher levels of courageous followership, eventually nurturing servant leadership. The study draws upon; discussion, conclusion, limitations, and implications at the closure.

How to Cite
Dr. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Rida Fatima, & Dr. Waseem Ishaque. (2020). Servant Leadership and Employee Voice - the Role of Organizational Trust and Courageous Followership. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review, 1(4), 45-62.