The analysis of structural relationships among authentic leadership, trust for leaders, psychological well-being, and knowledge sharing

진성 리더십, 상사 신뢰, 심리적 웰빙, 지식공유 간의 구조적 관계 분석

  • 권상집 (동국대학교 경영계열 경영학부) ;
  • 정지용 (덕성여자대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.12
  • Accepted : 2016.12.26
  • Published : 2016.12.31


The main purpose of this study is to examine relations among authentic leadership, trust for leaders, psychological well-being, and knowledge sharing. Authentic leadership proposes positive and interactional approach between leaders and subordinates. Authentic leaders are aware of their values and belief, and they keep their personal goals and support their followers. Such behaviors boost psychological well-being, knowledge sharing, and trust for leaders. To analyze the framework proposed, survey data was collected from 164 employees of three companies. In particular, this study designed a robust research method by assessing model fit and avoiding common method bias issues. The empirical results of this study are as follows. Authentic leadership positively influences trust for leaders and psychological well-being. Trust for leaders is shown to have positive impacts on psychological well-being and knowledge sharing. In addition, followers' psychological well-being positively influences knowledge sharing activities. This study contributes to the comprehension of the structural relationships among authentic leadership, trust for leaders, psychological well-being, and knowledge sharing. The results suggest that authentic leadership and trust for leaders were key success factors of building positive mindset and capability of employees in the forms of psychological well-being and knowledge sharing activities.


Supported by : 덕성여자대학교


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