The Effect of Authentic Leadership on Employees’ Voice and Moral Identities

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Effect of Authentic Leadership on Employees’ Voice and Moral Identities
Author(s): Kübra Terzioğlu Karabıyıkoğlu, Engin Kanbur
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Year: 2023
Page: 257-275
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2023.415
The increasing fluctuations in the changing and developing business world with the effect of globalization have led organizations to questionize the efficiency and moral behaviors of leaders. Authentic leadership, among the topics of positive organizational behavior, is a leadership style that impacts many organizational outputs, such as performance, motivation, commitment, voice and moral identities of employees. Authentic leaders, who are trying to improve their organization in the competitive conditions of a dynamic environment, are also aware that the most significant role in this development is themselves and their followers. Authentic leaders, who focus on improving themselves and their followers, support the employees to raise their voices in favor of the organization and improve their moral behavior. This research aims to examine the effects of authentic leadership on the voice of employees and their moral identities. Research data were collected in this context with a survey technique from 326 employees who worked in the solution center department of Hepsiburada e-commerce company. Multiple regression analysis was used in the analysis of the research data. The research findings show that authentic leadership and its subdimensions have a positive and significant effect on employee voice and moral identities of employees.

Keywords: Leadership Authenticity, Authentic Leadership, Employee Voice, Moral Identity

JEL Classification: M10, M19 Full Text