Essay about Psychological Processes Linking Authentic Leadership
Walumbwa, F. O., Wang, P., Wang, H., Schaubroeck, J., & Avolio, B. J. (2010). Psychological processes linking authentic leadership to follower behaviours. Leadersh Q 21 (5), Oct 2010.
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By using the result of the questionnaires which are from 387 employees and their 129 immediate supervisors, to prove that authentic leadership behavior was positively related to supervisor-rated organizational citizenship behavior and work engagement, followers’ level of identification with supervisor and their feelings of empowerment.
Collecting data from 129 supervisors and 387 immediate direct reports of the employees in two telecom firms that were each located in a separate major city in china.
The survey for the reports was administered in three waves, with a lag of 2 weeks. They have to complete a survey that contained the authentic leadership and power distance scales at Wave 1, a second survey that measured identification with their supervisor and empowerment at Wave 2, and a final survey that measured employee engagement at Wave 3.
After that each supervisor evaluated three direct reports ' organizational citizenship behavior in about a week after Wave 3 survey.
The data was analyzed by using the 16-item Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the expected higher order authentic leadership structure.
The research found that authentic leadership behavior was positively related…