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Authentic Leadership, Hope, Work Engagement and Creativity

M. Sarfraz, W. Qun, M.I. Abdullah and S. Tahir
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M. Sarfraz: Hohai University, China
W. Qun: Hohai University, China
M.I. Abdullah: COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
S. Tahir: COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Journal of Applied Management and Investments, 2019, vol. 8, issue 1, 19-31

Abstract: In the environment of constant change where both public and private organizations are battling to survive, the value of creativity is being appreciated by all. This study highlights the importance of authentic leadership and creativity in the Pakistani police sector. There is a need for authentic leaders and creativity to encounter crimes due to the increase in extremist activities and street crimes. The purpose of the current study is to examine the impact of authentic leadership on creativity under the mediating role of hope and work engagement inside the police department of Pakistan. The study is descriptive and quantitative. Data has been collected from Police officers by applying random sampling technique. Finding revealed that authentic leadership leads towards employee creativity. Moreover, results also revealed that hope and work engagement partially mediates the relationship between authentic leadership and creativity.

Keywords: authentic leadership; creativity; police; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M12 H83 H56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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