Abstract

Nowadays, organizations are under oppressive pressure together with innovations in social, political and technological fields besides globalization. Deviant workplace behaviours, which are often a source of concern in developing or less developed countries, are also added to this situation,the burden of leaders is increasing. For this reason, the way in which effective leadership practice should be done is at the center of the discussions about the subject Authentic leadership is one of the popular leadership styles that focus on positive thinking, such as hope, endurance, patience, optimism, prosperity, and the applicability of these attitudes to organizations. Organizational learning culture guides employees to comply with standard ethical rules and to make efforts for the organization's interests.


The aim of this study is to examine the mediating effect of organizational learning culture on the relationship between authentic leadership and organizational deviation behavior. In this context, a survey was conducted to the white-collar employees of 6 firms operating in the pharmaceutical sector in Turkey and listed in ICI 500. A total of 212 questionnaires were obtained. Research hypotheses were tested by regression analysis. As a result, it has been found that organizational learning culture has a full mediating effect on the relationship between authentic leadership and organizational deviation behavior.