Designing and Explaining Predictive Model of Behavior Based on Leader-Follower Perceptual Interactions When Authority and Job Control are being threatened

The purpose of this study is to predict the behavior of employees of public and private banks of Iran in the case they think their authority and job control are threatened while having different perceptions of their supervisor's perceptions in a similar situation.

Design / Methodology / Approach

Applying sequential exploratory method, qualitative data collected through library research and narrative plus expert interviews. In the next step, gathered data was coded and qualitative model of research designed through qualitative analysis. Then, by designing and validating the experiments and applying mixed models, the research was carried out in the banking network of the country.


The results of this study indicate the effects follower positive perception of position and perception of leader perception have on his job control and authority. The mixed model obtained in this study is able to predict the behavioral tendency of employees in both state and private banks considering presence and absence of different perceptual states, random effects between individuals, status effect as well as position effects while follower believes leader's perception of situations might threaten his / her job control and authority.

Limitations and Consequences

Considering the fundamental role of organizational structure and culture in the results of experiments, it is suggested that in future studies, organizations with different structural and cultural peculiarities to be studied. Also, given that the time slice of this study is of a cross-sectional nature, it is anticipated that longitudinal studies bring new results. It is also important to note that this study did not examine the passive approach of individuals in the face of different situations, so it is suggested that future research also consider the reasons for adopting passive approaches from the perspective of passive psychology.

Article Value

This research is important from two aspects: from a fundamental point of view, the results of this research in the field of organizational behavior can provide a framework for future studies and from an applied perspective it can also help to predict employee behavior and awareness, while increasing leaders' ability to achieve desirable behavior from followers by means of contingent interventions.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Journal of Public Administration Perspective, Volume:10 Issue:39, 2019
15 - 43  
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