The Causal Model of Authentic Leadership on Psychological Well-being and Job Satisfaction

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Physical Education, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the impact of authentic leadership on psychological well-being and job satisfaction with mediating role of psychological capital among employees at Ministry of Sports and Youths. This was causal-applied study. The population consisted of all employees and managers at Ministry of Sports and Youth in 2018 (N= 831). The research tools included Avolio et al. Authentic Leadership Questionnaire, Luthans’s Psychological Capital Scale, Minnesota’s Job Satisfaction Standard Questionnaire, and Ryff's Psychological Well-being questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using partial least square (Smart PLS) and SPSS. Also, Sobel test and VAF were used to measure the impact and t–value of psychological capital. The findings showed that the authentic leadership impacted directly and indirectly on psychological well-being and job satisfaction of staff at Ministry of Sports and Youth with mediating role of psychological capital.

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