The Impact of Authentic Leadership on Work Engagement in Egyptian Travel Agencies

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Luxor University, Egypt

2 Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, University of Sadat City, Egypt


 Researchers in organizational behavior have been long interested in exploring how employees 'perceptions of their leaders influence their thoughts and behaviours related to work. The present study tries to explore the effect of authentic leadership style on work engagement in travel agencies and the relationship between them.  The study data is collected using questionnaire forms completed by 436 employees working in Egyptian travel agencies. The questionnaire form has been designed to measure authentic leadership behavior and work engagement. To analyze the study data and test hypothesis, the researcher used statistical programs, namely SPSS V. 24, AMOS V.21 The results of this study indicate that authentic leadership is positively related to work engagement.  Finally, this study discusses managerial implications of results, introduces recommendations, and presents suggestions for future research.