Exploring Authentic Leadership in relation to Followers’ Authentic Leadership Development in Public and Private Sector Universities
The study aims to explore the authentic leadership attributes (ALA) and its impact on the followers’ authentic leadership development (FALD). The objectives of the study were to investigate authentic leadership attributes of leaders, find out existing position of followers’ authentic leadership development and measure relationship between authentic leadership attributes and followers’ authentic leadership development at university level. The population of the study was 6975. The sample of the study was 967. The mixed method approach was used to collect information from the sample through modified form of ALQ developed by Walumbwa, Avolio, Gardener, Wernsing, & Peterson (2008) and in-depth interviews. Analysis was done with Mean, STD deviation, Pearson’s rank correlation and thematic analysis. It was found that r value (.513) which was significant at .000 showed significant positive large correlations between authentic leadership attributes and followers’ authentic leadership development at university level.