• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-13

Original Article

Authentic Leadership and Psychological Capital: A Mingle Effort to Increase Job Satisfaction and Lessen Job Stress


Objectives: The need to lower job stress and enhance job satisfaction among employees is critical. Hence, this paper observes the role of authentic leadership and psychological capital in increasing job satisfaction with job stress as a mediator in the Bangladeshi pharmaceutical industry. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Present study is using simple random technique and collected data from 262 pharmaceutical industry employees by distributing and collecting questionnaire. Data were analyzed with the use of the SEM (Smart PLS 3). Results provided classical insights on the relationship between the variables examined in this study. Findings: It is noted via existing empirical submissions those strong statistical relationships between authentic leadership, psychological capital, job stress and job satisfaction does exist. In present study, most of the authentic leadership and PSYCAP components influence job satisfaction positively. It has also been established that job stress was negatively related to job satisfaction. The indirect effect of job stress was insignificant. As this is the first study in Bangladesh’s Pharmaceutical industry, hopefully the study will help in this industry to take decisions according to employee’s job stress and job satisfaction? Implications and directions for future studies were explained accordingly. Application/Improvements: There were no significant study in this context, this present study could be used to compare and decide right path to reduce job stress. 

Keywords: Authentic Leadership, Psychological Capital, Job Satisfaction, Job Stress


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