Authentic leadership and employee engagement: The role of employee well-being

Koon, Vui Yee* and Ho, Tsu Sin (2021) Authentic leadership and employee engagement: The role of employee well-being. Human Systems Management, 40 (1). pp. 81-92. ISSN 0167-2533

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE:To understand how perceived authentic leadership translates into work engagement, this study hypothesize that perceived authentic leadership facilitates positive conditions of well-being, which in turn predict employee work engagement. This study asserts that each of the three mediating paths comprising life, workplace, and psychological well-being, is expected to mediate the relationship based on the conservation of resources (COR) theory and relational perspective. METHODOLOGY:Data were collected from the two-wave survey of 150 full-time employees and analyzed using the PROCESS macro in SPSS. An additional analysis to identify well-being sentiment was conducted using NodeXL with Twitter data. RESULTS:The results indicated only workplace well-being has a mediational effect between perceived authentic leadership and work engagement. The additional analysis found that workplace well-being is the central tenet of interaction between people in social media. CONCLUSIONS:These findings demonstrate the importance of workplace well-being in promoting work engagement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authentic leadership; life well-being; workplace well-being; psychological well-being; conversation of resources; work engagement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Management
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 06:36
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021 06:36

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