In this study, the relationship between transparency and trust is hypothesized and investigated. Furthermore, the positive emotions variable was hypothesized to mediate the transparency � trust relationship. Participants’ perceptions of a leader’s transparency were more predictive of trust than experimenter designed manipulations. Study limitations, implications for management, and future research directions are discussed.
Hughes, Larry W.; Gardner, William L.; and Norman, Steven M.
"Transparency, Translucence of Opacity? A Field Investigation of the Mediating Role of Positive Emotions in Trustful Leader-Follower Relations,"
Journal of Business & Leadership (2005-2012): Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol6/iss1/5