Authentic leadership journey: an empirical discussion from Pakistani higher education employing the lay theory of psychology

Ansar Abbas, Dian Ekowati, Aisha Anwar

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Abstract

Purpose: From a lay theory standpoint, the authentic leadership journey has not been perceived together. This research aims to examine how both theories might be combined to reveal an authentic leadership journey in the eyes of laypeople when they perceive commitment and performance in an organization. Design/methodology/approach: Using simple random sampling, this research used a self-administered questionnaire prepared and distributed to higher education professionals in Islamabad. SPSS was used to compute the data, and PLS Smart was used to determine the path analysis. Findings: The need for authenticity among humans is not a phantom, but the perspective is more toward better performance. In Pakistan, the general public and the educational establishment may benefit from greater self-awareness. Originality/value: This study sheds light on a new phenomenon that can help us better comprehend what it means to be an authentic leader.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Public Leadership
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Authentic leadership
  • Commitment
  • Higher education
  • Leadership education
  • Leadership psychology
  • Performance
  • Positive psychology

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