Authentic Leadership in the Context of Organizational Change, Insights from Pakistani Health Sector Organizations

Asian J. Sci. Res., 10 (4): 372-379, 2017

9 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2018

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Haroon Bakari

University of Sidh, Jamshoro

Ahmed Imran Hunjra

University of Waikato; Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS)

Saman Attiq

University of Wah (UOW) - Department of Management Sciences

Rashid Ali Khuhro

University of Sindh

Abdul Saboor Khan

National Defense University

Rukhsana Kouser

National Defense University

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Objective and Background: Aim of this study is to measure impact of authentic leadership in developing affective commitment to change in health sector employees of Pakistan. Two positive beliefs related with change and employee factors i.e. Appropriateness of change and change efficacy are studied as mediator between authentic leadership and affective commitment to change. Methodology: Data was collected from 258 employees of four health sector hospitals undergoing major restructuring change. Structural equation modeling was used through AMOS 18.0 to test the hypothesis. Total of seven hypotheses were formulated. Results: Results revealed that authentic leadership was positively and significantly related with affective commitment to change. The positive relationship between authentic leadership and affective commitment to change was partially mediated by change appropriateness and change efficacy. Conclusion: This study offers theoretical as well as practical implication for researchers and practitioners as to focus on promoting authentic leadership style to foster positive perceptions in employees for the successful implementation of planned organizational change.

Keywords: Authentic leadership, affective commitment to change, appropriateness, Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Bakari, Haroon and Hunjra, Ahmed Imran and Attiq, Saman and Khuhro, Rashid Ali and Khan, Abdul Saboor and Kouser, Rukhsana, Authentic Leadership in the Context of Organizational Change, Insights from Pakistani Health Sector Organizations (2017). Asian J. Sci. Res., 10 (4): 372-379, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3229729

Haroon Bakari

University of Sidh, Jamshoro ( email )

Jamshoro, Sindh
Pakistan
3332541958 (Phone)
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Ahmed Imran Hunjra (Contact Author)

University of Waikato ( email )

Te Raupapa
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, 3240
New Zealand

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS) ( email )

Muree Road Rawalpindi
Shamsabad, Punjab 44000
Pakistan
00923457162527 (Phone)

Saman Attiq

University of Wah (UOW) - Department of Management Sciences

Punjab
Pakistan

Rashid Ali Khuhro

University of Sindh

Jamshoro, Sindh
Pakistan

Abdul Saboor Khan

National Defense University ( email )

Pakistan

Rukhsana Kouser

National Defense University

Pakistan

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