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Authentic Leadership and Career Satisfaction: The Meditating Role of Thriving and Conditional Effect of Psychological Contract Fulfillment

Chang, Wen, Busser, James and Liu, Anyu (2020) Authentic Leadership and Career Satisfaction: The Meditating Role of Thriving and Conditional Effect of Psychological Contract Fulfillment International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

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Abstract

Purpose This study aims examine the impact of authentic leadership on the career satisfaction of hospitality employees through the lens of thriving. The two components of thriving, that is, learning and vitality, are tested as mediators, and psychological contract fulfillment is tested as a boundary factor. Design/methodology/approach Data are collected using an online survey through the Qualtrics panel service in the USA. Structural equation modeling and an invariance test are conducted to investigate the framework. Findings The findings show that authentic leadership can determine career satisfaction through the influence of learning and vitality. Moreover, psychological contract fulfillment exerts a conditional effect on this mediation. Practical implications The findings of this study extend the understanding on authentic leadership and its impact under specific conditions. This study offers several meaningful recommendations to hospitality managers on how to influence employees’ career success to maintain sustainable performance. Detailed approaches include establishing practices for regular and authentic leadership development, increasing attention on employee thriving states and addressing employee psychological contracts. Originality/value This study enriches research on authentic leadership and career management in the hospitality industry. Moreover, this study provides meaningful insights by examining the relationships between authentic leadership, thriving, career satisfaction and psychological contracts.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Chang, Wen
Busser, James
Liu, Anyuanyu.liu@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 6 June 2020
DOI : 10.1108/IJCHM-06-2019-0551
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 22 Jun 2020 14:35
Last Modified : 22 Jun 2020 14:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858044

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