The Impact of Authentic Leadership on Psychological Empowerment of the Employees in the Slovenian Local Self-Government Institutions

  • Miha Marič University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Gozdana Miglič University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Gašper Jordan Adecco H.R. d.o.o.
Keywords: authentic leadership, HRM, leadership, local self-government, psychological empowerment


Main aim of our research was to empirically test how the supervisor’s authentic leadership relates to the four independent constructs representing followers’ psychological empowerment in Slovenian local self-government institutions. We tested four hypotheses in one structural model by using structural equation modelling (SEM). The quantitative data for our analysis was collected through a survey on 169 employees of Slovenian municipalities. Findings show that the supervisor’s authentic leadership is positively related to the dimensions constructing followers’ psychological empowerment; especially when it comes to self-determination and impact, less when it comes to meaning and at least when it comes to competence.

Author Biographies

Miha Marič, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Assistant Professor

Gozdana Miglič, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Assistant Professor


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