Social Loafing in Work Group Settings: The Role of Servant Leadership and Felt Obligation

  • Azeyan Awee
  • Farhana Hanim Mohsin
  • Norhayati Md Isa
  • Zafir Khan Mohamed Makhbul
  • Farha Zafira Agos Lokman


Throughout human history, the value of groups of individuals working together to achieve, conquer, and discover has been emphasised. Teams and organisations are increasingly relied upon to perform a wide range of duties, from product creation to service production, in today's world. People's motivation and effort may be affected by collaborative efforts, which can result in significant losses for groups as well as lower productivity for businesses. As a phenomenon known as "social loafing," the tendency of other team members not to put in their fair share of effort and do less than they might when working in teams is one of the most important factors affecting group success. An important contribution to our knowledge of servant leadership, social loafing, and the sense of duty in the workplace is provided by this study's examination and analysis of relevant literature as well as theoretical underpinning and empirical investigations. There are several theoretical and empirical possibilities for further study in the areas of servant leadership, social loafing, and felt obligation.


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How to Cite
AWEE, Azeyan et al. Social Loafing in Work Group Settings: The Role of Servant Leadership and Felt Obligation. Asian Journal of Research in Business and Management, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 61-67, june 2022. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2022.