Mediating Role of Perception of Job Insecurity on the Relationship between Despotic Leadership and Work Engagement: Pakistani Perspective

Authors

  • Riffut Jabeen OYA, Graduate School of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok Campus, Malaysia
  • Nazahah Rahim OYA Graduate School of Business, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok Campus, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47067/reads.v6i2.205

Keywords:

Dark Leadership, Despotic Leadership, Work Engagement, Perception of Job Insecurity, Conservation of Resource (COR)

Abstract

The importance of work engagement (vigor, dedication, absorption) in enhancing employee performance is a recognized area of research. In this competitive and hyper turbulent work environment, disengaged workforce is costly for any organization. Despite its importance, a very low rate of work engagement (i.e.5%) has been found in Pakistan. Drawing on conservation of resource theory (COR), this paper proposes a conceptual framework to find out the impact of despotic leadership behavior on work engagement of employees with a mediating mechanism of employee’s perception of job insecurity. In previous literature little research has been done on despotic leadership and no study has found on this relationship before.

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Published

2020-09-30

How to Cite

Jabeen, R. ., & Rahim, N. . (2020). Mediating Role of Perception of Job Insecurity on the Relationship between Despotic Leadership and Work Engagement: Pakistani Perspective. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 6(2), 277-288. https://doi.org/10.47067/reads.v6i2.205