Author : Khalil, Syeda Amna


Authentic Leadership and Work Engagement: The Mediatory Role of Employees’ Trust and Occupational Self-efficacy

Syeda Amna Khalil; Danish Ahmed Siddiqui

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2019, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 17-42
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2020.60481

This study examines the effect of authentic leadership on employee trust, occupational self-efficacy and work engagement. it also explores the mediating role of employees’ trust and occupational self-efficacy on the relationship between authentic leadership and work engagement. The sample size of this study was 200 employees from different organizations of Pakistan and the quantitative method was used which includes questionnaires with close ended questions. Smart PLS software was used to measure the relationship among variables and different techniques for the analysis were adopted such as SEM Path Analysis and Confirmatory factor analysis. The results indicated a strong relationship among variables and supported that there is a direct and positive relationship between authentic leadership and work engagement and employee trust and occupational self-efficacy act as mediating tool to mediate and strengthen the relationship between authentic leadership and work engagement. This research found a strong and positive relationship among the variables and highlights the vital role that authentic leaders play in motivating employees to bring positive change in employee’s attitude and behavior. The conclusions drawn will help to develop strategies so that the leaders may develop positive traits and workers may perform effectively and efficiently to enhance the productivity of an organization.