Reframing commitment in authentic leadership: Untangling relationship–outcome processes

Lux, Andrei A., Grover, Steven L. and Teo, Stephen (2019) Reframing commitment in authentic leadership: Untangling relationship–outcome processes. Journal of Management and Organization. ISSN 1833-3672 (In Press)

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Affective organizational commitment is theorized and empirically tested as a key mediator between authentic leadership and desirable employee outcomes. The results of a two-wave survey of 830 business people in Australia support a serial mediation model of authentic leadership efficacy. Followers' perceptions of authentic leadership behavior influence their personal identification and affect-based trust in the leader, which in turn are mediated by affective organizational commitment to positively influence their work engagement and job satisfaction. These findings reinforce previous work that positions personal identification and affect-based trust as the two primary mediating mechanisms of authentic leadership. This paper extends prior research by demonstrating the important role of followers' affective bonds with their organization in the operation of authentic leadership, moving beyond the dyad in our understanding of follower outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authentic leadership, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, personal identification, trust, work engagement
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2022 14:47
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 15:01

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