Examining Authentic Leadership Behaviors, Structural Distance, Trust, and Non-Manager Employee Engagement: A Correlational Study
Nancy S. Bostain, PhD
Data was collected from 87 non-manager library employees determine what relationships existed between perceptions of Authentic Leadership and trust with self-ascribed employee engagement for two levels of leadership. The statistically significant findings indicate there was a moderate correlation between non-manager perceptions of direct manager authentic leadership and with self-ascribed engagement. Also, there was no correlation between non-manager perceptions of senior supervisor trust and self-ascribed employee engagement. Consistent with previous studies, there was no relationship between time at current job and employee engagement. This study was novel in the approach to measure perceptions of non-managers only and collecting data on two levels of leadership.