Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate how inclusive leadership affects the perceived organizational support and innovative work behaviors of employees and whether perceived organizational support has a mediating role in this process. For this purpose, data were collected from 348 participants working at different carpet manufacturing companies in Gaziantep. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed in the analysis of the data, correlations between the variables were determined, and structural equation and goodness of fit tests of the model and regression analysis were performed. In the analyses, it was determined that inclusive leadership had a significant positive effect on perceived organizational support and innovative work behavior. Perceived organizational support was found to have a significant positive effect on innovative work behavior. As a result of mediating analysis, perceived organizational support was found to have a partial mediator role in the relationship between inclusive leadership and innovative work behavior.