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Authentic leadership, organizational climate stress and wellbeing in healthcare workers

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Purpose: The concept of a resilient workforce is of growing interest in a changing and economically challenging context. This study aimed to explore the role of authentic leadership and organisational climate as a model for resilience in the workplace. Method: A questionnaire survey assessed authentic leadership, organisational climate, and work stress / wellbeing in 747 staff working in health care. Findings: Findings showed that organisational climate and authentic leadership are predictive of work stress and wellbeing. Practical implications: It appears that the combined effects of organizational climate and authentic leadership might underpin an approach to building resilience in the workforce. Originality: The study brings together the constructs of authentic leadership and organisational climate as a positive psychology model underpinning stress and wellbeing in the workplace.


authentic leadership, organisational climate, stress, wellbeing