Impact of Psychological Capital and Authentic Leadership on Work Engagement and Job Related Affective Well-being

Article Title: Impact of Psychological Capital and Authentic Leadership on Work Engagement and Job Related Affective Well-being

Author(s): Adnan Adil and Anila Kamal

Institute(s): National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2016, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01-21

Correspondence Address: Adnan Adil, Department of Psychology, Ghazali Block, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan. Email: livespirt786@yahoo.com

Abstract

The present study aimed at investigating the potential role of work engagement and positive psychological capital in the relationship between authentic leadership and job related affective well-being in a convenient sample of university teachers (N = 500) from the Punjab province and Islamabad. PsyCap Questionnaire (Luthans, Youssef, & Avolio, 2007), Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (Walumba, Avolio, Gardner, Wernsing, & Peterson, 2008), Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (Schaufeli, Bakker, & Salanova, 2006), and Job Related Affective Well-being Scale (Van Katwyk, Fox, Spector & Kelloway, 2000) were used to operationalized psychological capital, authentic leadership, work engagement, and job related affective well-being respectively. Structural model yielded excellent fit to the data and revealed that work engagement partially mediated the relationship of psychological capital and authentic leadership with job related affective well-being. Psychological capital moderated negatively between authentic leadership and job related affective well-being. Nested structural models were compared across gender, faculty, and marital status. The proposed model remained invariant across various groups except for marital status where psychological capital negatively moderated between authentic leadership and job related affective well-being among sample of married university teachers only. Implications of the study and suggestions for further research were discussed.

Keywords. Authentic leadership, psychological capital, work engagement, job related affective well-being

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