Fostering engaged employees: the role of leadership and self-efficacy

  • Jacoba Tripiana
  • Susana Llorens Universitat Jaume I, Castellón
Keywords: Leadership, self-efficacy, engagement, public administration


This study examines the role of supporting leadership and self-efficacy in the development of work engagement. We evaluate the mediating role of self-efficacy between leadership and work engagement in a sample of 271 employees from a Public Administration (City Hall). Results from the Structural Equation Modeling Analysis reveal that self-efficacy mediates the relationship between leadership and work engagement. The perception of having supporting leaders relates significantly with employees’ self-efficacy, which in turns, positively relates to work engagement.


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Author Biography

Susana Llorens, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón

Susana Llorens Gumbau es doctora Europea en Psicología y Profesora Titular de Universidad especializada en Psicología del Trabajo en la Universitat Jaume I. Es miembro y responsable de investigación del Equipo WONT Prevenció Psicosocial ( y codirectora del Máster Universitario de Psicología del Trabajo, de las Organizaciones y en Recursos Humanos.Tiene publicaciones sobre adicción al trabajo, burnout, tecnoestrés, adicción, engagement, flow, confianza, y Organizaciones Saludables. Es miembro de asociaciones científicas como la EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology), la SEPP (Sociedad Española de Psicología Positiva) y  SCEPS (Sociedad Científica Española de Psicología Social). Además, es miembro del Comité Editorial de la revista “Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones”.


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How to Cite
Tripiana, J., & Llorens, S. (2015). Fostering engaged employees: the role of leadership and self-efficacy. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 31(2), 636-644.
Social and Organizational Psychology