Mediator Effect of Perceived Organizational Support in the Relationship between Authentic Leadership and Organizational Commitment

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Manas Journal of Social Studies, vol.9, no.3, pp.1674-1688, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.33206/mjss.521523
  • Journal Name: Manas Journal of Social Studies
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1674-1688
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, being inspired from the principles of positive psychology and its organizational projection, positive organizational behavior, we have focused on a significant positive organizational behavior concept, namely authentic leadership and its effects on organizational commitment. With the research model, it is aimed to understand whether organizational support perceptions of organizational members act as a mediator in the relationship between authentic leadership behaviors of the leader and organizational commitments of the followers. The field study related to the research model has been conducted in İstanbul on 255 white collar employees mostly working in service industry. Statistical anaysis of the study is conducted with SPSS 20.0. Results of the study confirmed the fact that organizational support perceptions of followers have a mediating effect in the authentic leadership and organizational commitment relationship.