Based on social identity approach, present research intends to
investigate the impact of identity-based leadership on employee
engagement, through the mediating role of employee core-self evaluations. Confirmatory
factor analysis (CFA) was employed to demonstrate the
validity and reliability of the measurement model.
Structural equation modeling (SEM) was employed to
test the hypothesized model. The proposed model was
supported empirically by data collected from 327
employees who work in the telecom sector of Pakistan.
The result indicated that employees Core selfevaluations act as a mediator between four dimensions
of identity leadership and employee engagement.
Identity-based leadership also showed a direct positive
relationship with employee engagement.
1-Tahreem Baloch Ph.D. scholar, Department of Leadership & Management Studies,National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Muhammadi Sabra Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS,Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Zia-ur- Rehman Department of Leadership and Management StudiesNational Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Social Identity Approach, Identity Leadership, Core Self-Evaluations, Employee Engagement.