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      Why Do Leaders Express Humility and How Does This Matter: A Rational Choice Perspective

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          The utility of leader humility expressing behavior has been examined by several studies across multiple levels. However, our knowledge about why leaders express humility continues to be sparse. Drawing on rational choice theory, this paper proposes a model examining whether followers’ capability triggers leader’s humility expressing behavior and how followers’ interpretations of it influence its effectiveness. Results from 278 leader-follower dyads from a time-lagged research design showed that followers’ capability as perceived by the leader is positively related to leader-expressed humility and, in turn, this behavior would conditionally enhance follower trust, that is, followers will trust the humble leader less when they attribute leader’s expressed humility more to serving impression management motives. Several theoretical and practical implications of this observation are discussed in this study.

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                Front Psychol
                Front Psychol
                Front. Psychol.
                Frontiers in Psychology
                Frontiers Media S.A.
                21 August 2019
                : 10
                1School of Business Administration, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics , Guiyang, China
                2The Pearl River Hydraulic Research Institute , Guangzhou, China
                3School of Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies , Guangzhou, China
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                Edited by: Darren C. Treadway, University at Buffalo, United States

                Reviewed by: Shane Connelly, The University of Oklahoma, United States; Alessandro De Carlo, Giustino Fortunato University, Italy

                *Correspondence: Xiao Chen, xiaochen_hrm@

                This article was submitted to Organizational Psychology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Psychology

                Copyright © 2019 Yang, Zhang and Chen.

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