Title: Impact of authentic leadership on employee engagement in the banking sector of Karachi
Authors: Malik Muhammad Sheheryar Khan; Muhammad Muzammil Ghayas
Addresses: Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah Women's College, University City, Sharjah, UAE ' Iqra University, Shaheed-e-Millat Road Extension, Defence View, Karachi, Pakistan
Abstract: This study aims to examine the impact of dimensions of authentic leadership (namely self-awareness, relational transparency, internalised moral perspective and balanced processing) on the dimensions of employee engagement (namely vigour, dedication and absorption) in the banking sector of Karachi. Two separate instruments were adapted, the first instrument consisted of 16 items and was used for measuring the dimensions of authentic leadership, these instruments were filled by subordinates. Whereas, the second instrument consisted of 17 items and is used to measure dimensions of employee engagement, supervisors were asked to fill these instruments with respect to their subordinates. In all, data were collected from 230 pairs of respondents from the banking sector of Karachi. Three separate multiple regression analyses were used as the statistical technique. Results showed that relational transparency, internalised moral perspective and balanced processing have positive impact on vigour. Whereas, self-awareness, relational transparency, internalised moral perspective and balanced processing have positive impact on dedication. On the other hand, self-awareness has positive impact on absorption.
Keywords: employee engagement; authentic leadership; banking sector; Karachi.
International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2022 Vol.23 No.1/2, pp.90 - 98
Received: 31 May 2020
Accepted: 21 Oct 2020
Published online: 09 Dec 2021 *