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Authentic leadership promoting employees' psychological capital and creativity

  • Rego, Arménio
  • Sousa, Filipa
  • Marques, Carla
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e

Two hundred and one employees report their psychological capital, as well as their supervisors' authentic leadership. Supervisors describe the employees' creativity. The main findings show that authentic leadership predicts employees' creativity, both directly and through the mediating role of employees' psychological capital. The study empirically validates theoretical arguments that suggest integrating authentic leadership and psychological capital in research, and indicates that both may foster employees' creativity, a crucial resource for helping organizations to face competitive challenges, take advantage of business opportunities, and improve organizational effectiveness.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

Volume (Year): 65 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 429-437

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