Authentic leadership, empowerment, and positive outcomes: hearing the voices of the events industry

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the direct and indirect relationships between authentic leadership and job satisfaction; and those between authentic leadership and organizational commitment, using empowerment as a mediator in the events industry. Quantitative data were obtained from 304 participants from sport, cultural, and personal events in the Middle East. Three hundred and four surveys were completed. The results show that empowerment mediates the relationships between authentic leadership and job satisfaction, as well as between authentic leadership and organizational commitment in the events industry. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed, together with limitations and ideas for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-458
Number of pages14
JournalEvent Management
Volume25
Issue number5
Early online date11 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Authentic leadership
  • Commitment
  • Empowerment
  • Events
  • Satisfaction

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