Document Type : Original Article


1 luAssociate Professor,Department of Management,Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Lorestan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Lorestan, Iran.

3 Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Lorestan, Iran

4 Educational Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Lorestan, Khorramabad, Iran.


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between authoritarian leadership and employees' deviant workplace behaviors in governmental organizations of Lorestan province, when the psychological contract violation has been considered as a mediating role. The statistical population of the study was 1317 employees of general staff of Lorestan province based in Khorramabad city. According to the Morgan table, a sample size of 297 was selected by stratified random sampling. In order to measure the variables of the research, the (Shu, Chiang and Lu’s, 2018) Authoritarian Leadership Questionnaire, (Morrison and Robinson’s, 2000), Psychological Contract Violation Questionnaire and the (Bennett and Robinson’s, 2000) Deviant Workplace Behaviors Questionnaire were used. For data analysis, structural equations modeling and Amos software have been used. Also, the Sobel test with the VIF statistic indicating the severity of the indirect effect through the mediator variable was used to evaluate the effect of the mediator variable. The results of the research show that authoritarian leadership has a positive and significant relationship with deviant behaviors and psychological contract violation directly, also The results showed that psychological contracts violation mediates the relationship between authoritarian leadership and employee deviant behaviors.


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