International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Effect of Organizational Support in the Relationship between Spiritual Leadership and Performance
Elif Baykal Narc─▒kara, Cemal Zehir

Abstract
Nowadays, in organizations, the greatest difficulty leaders face is the problem of ensuring a holistic and ethical business model that encompasses ethical leadership, moral behavior, and employee wellbeing at time same time. Inspired by positive psychology, spiritual leadership has the potential to give birth to a meaningful and pleasing work atmosphere, and it has the necessary capacity for eliminating the vacancy felt by modern workers regarding the search for meaning at work and feelings of emptiness and loneliness in the workplace. Empowering followers and setting high standards for achievement, it will probably be effective with regard to both financial and qualitative performance and perceived organizational support felt by followers may have a mediator effect on the relationship between spiritual leadership behavior and organizational performance. In order to explore these relationships, face-to-face surveys with white-collar workers from Turkish companies were conducted and the data analyzed with a structural equation model.

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