Paper Title
Role Of Authentic Leadership Style In Managing Occupational Stress And Psychological Capital

This study examines the role of authentic leadership style in managing occupational stress of employees working in the IT sector of Pakistan and the UK. By combining strata, purposive and convenience sampling technique, we gathered data from 220 employees working in the Software houses in both economies under cross sectional research design. The measurement model confirmed the reliability and validity of the distinctive variables while Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) was deployed to assess the relationship between research variables. Study findings confirmed that authentic leadership style is effective in managing occupational stress, specifically organisational and personal stressors of employees working on time-bounding projects. Additionally, authentic leadership is effective in developing psychological capital. The research framework is effective for improving the employees’ working efficiency through stress reduction and developed of psychological capital under authentic leadership style. Index Terms - Authentic leadership, Comparative Study, Organisational Stress, Psychological capital;