Authentic leadership and organizational commitment: The mediating role of positive psychological capital

Paulo Rego, Miguel Pereira Lopes, José Luís Nascimento

Abstract


Purpose: This study analyzes the mediating role of positive psychological capital in the relationship between authentic leadership and organizational commitment.

Design/methodology/approach: This quantitative study presents a model in which were considered as variables mediating the relationship between authentic leadership and organizational commitment, the four dimensions of positive psychological capital (optimism, resilience, self-efficacy, hope).

Findings: The results showed that positive psychological capital mediates the relationship between authentic leadership and organizational commitment. However, they also indicate that this mediation is only made for three of the four dimensions of positive psychological capital (self-efficacy, hope and optimism). They also show that resilience negatively affects organizational commitment.

Originality/value: The value of this study is to strengthen the interest in the study of positive psychological capital as a mediating variable and the importance of development that each of its dimensions and the impact they may have on other variables, as demonstrated by the results.


Keywords


Authentic Leadership, Organizational Commitment, Positive Psychological Capital

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/jiem.1540


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Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2008-2019

Online ISSN: 2013-0953; Print ISSN: 2013-8423; Online DL: B-28744-2008

Publisher: OmniaScience