Integrated Approach of Self-Focused Humor Styles at Workplace: The Role of Trust in Leader

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Shahbaz Masih, Valliappan Raju, Shazmina Saher


Our sense of humor is a crucial element of our lives, and it is a valuable tool for dealing with unpleasant life circumstances. Several studies have shown that humor is a multidimensional concept comprised of both beneficial and detrimental humor types, according to the most recent findings. The current study assimilates two (self-centered) humor styles, one being positive (self-enhancing) and the other one negative (self-defeating). Self-defeating humor seems to be less effective or even damaging to the attitudinal result of followers, while self-enhancing humor appears to be advantageous. The various processes and reasons for this relationship are addressed in this study, and also include suggestions for future LMX study fields as well as suggestions for methods to improve the empirical and theoretical and contributions of LMX in the future. Using data from 384 hotel sector workers, researchers discovered that integrating self-focused (self-enhancing and self-defeating) humor styles had a substantial impact on the task performance of followers. According to the findings of this research, leader humor has a considerable influence on both the LMX and the task performance of followers. The PLS-SEM method was employed for the analysis, and SmartPLS Version 3.3.3 was used. Thus, according to the findings of this research, task performance by followers is more likely to be attained when leaders use humor effectively while building quality connections based on trust. The results are groundbreaking because they show how important humor is to leadership in Pakistan's hotel business.

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