ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 16, Number 1, January 2018


Authentic Leadership and Job Satisfaction: Measuring the Mediating Role of Affective Organizationl Commitment in Healthcare Sector of Pakistan
Muhammad Azeem Qureshi - , ,
Abdur Rahman Aleemi - , ,


Abstract
Lack of ethics, values, morality and integrity of leadership has always been an issue for corporate world. Keeping in view the disastrous effects of lack of leadership character; this study aims to determine the impact of authentic leadership on job satisfaction of healthcare staff with the mediating effect of affective organizational commitment. This is a cross-sectional hypothesis testing research based on primary data collected from 332 respondents from five healhcare institutions based in Karachi. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), reliability analysis and regression analysis were performed to measure the initial validity of constrsuct and to test proposed hypotheses. The results supported the proposed hypotheses suggesting that there is a significant impact of authentic leadership on job satisfaction with complete mediation of affective organizational commitment. Implying that a committed, satisfied and engaged employee is an asset for any organizations; it will be a loss for any organization to loose such an employee. Senior management of healthcare organizations should aim to focus on training of leaders and managers so they can equip themselves with the skills and traits of authentic leadership; this will not only help organizations to retain quality human resource but will also help to enhance the positive work environment.

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