The Effect of Despotic Leadership on Work Alienation with the Mediating of Work Boredom

  •  Naser Nastiezaie    
  •  Anbarkhatun Vahdani    
  •  Asma Porki    
  •  Zahra Galavi    
  •  Masoud Ramroudi    


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of despotic leadership on work alienation with the mediating of work boredom. This study was a correlation research method based on structural equation modeling. 253 teachers of Konarak (Iran) were studied by stratified random sampling method. To collect information, three questionnaires were used: despotic leadership, work alienation and work boredom. For data analysis the Pearson correlation coefficient and structural equation modeling were used by SPSS and Lisrel software. Based on results the direct effect of despotic leadership on work alienation, despotic leadership on work boredom and direct effect of work boredom on work alienation was positive and significant. The indirect effect of despotic leadership on work alienation was also significant with the mediator role of work boredom. Thus, school principals who use a despotic leadership style lead to the spread of organizational anomie in the school, and this organizational anomie in turn increase the deviant behaviors of teachers.

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