A Survey of Impact Authentic Leadership on Improvement Creativity and Innovation, due to the Mediator Role of Social Capital

Document Type : Research/Original/Regular


1 Associate Professor, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran

3 MSA. Student, Educational Management, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran


The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of authentic leadership on creativity and innovation of employees Due to the mediator role of social capital. The research method is descriptive-correlation and was based on Structural equation modeling. Statistical population included all staff of agriculture bank of Hamadan province comprised of 313 people, and the sample size of 204 subjects was determined based on the Cochran formula. Toward data collected used from the four questionnaires with items: authentic leadership, creativity, innovation, and social capital. For appointment of the questionnaires validity used of the Confirmatory Factor Analysis, and to assess the reliability used by Cronbach's Alpha coefficient, was estimated 0.90, 0.87, 0.89 and 0.91 respectively. The data after collecting analyzed by SPSS and LISREL. Results showed that: Direct effect of authentic leadership on social capital, creativity, and innovation is positive and significant. In addition, indirect effect of authentic leadership on creativity and innovation with intermediary of social capital is positive and significant. Accordingly, banks managers can in your leadership style focused on mutual communication, collaboration, trust and employee involvement, and in this way promote creativity and innovation of employees.


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