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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2413; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072413

Human Capital Sustainability Leadership to Promote Sustainable Development and Healthy Organizations: A New Scale

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Department of Education and Psychology (Psychology Section), University of Florence, via di San Salvi, 12, Complesso di San Salvi, Padiglione 26, 50135 Florence, Italy
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Research Institute IDOCAL, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 6 July 2018 / Accepted: 7 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development)
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Human resource management that aims to promote employee wellbeing calls for a new style of leadership. Such a strategy focuses on fostering flourishing and resilient workers to build up thriving businesses and robust and sustainable organizations. In this framework, we developed a new integrated construct of human capital sustainability leadership, and a scale to assess it. This leadership style has its roots in the existing definition of the term but aims to achieve higher integration of different functions and of the four dimensions of leadership, including ethical, sustainable, mindful and servant leadership. In this study, we analyze the psychometric properties of the new scale for assessing human capital sustainability leadership for Italian workers. The results of the exploratory factor analysis reveal a factor structure with the four dimensions that have good reliability and validity. The confirmatory factor analysis confirms this four-dimensional structure, which is integrated into the construct of human capital sustainability leadership as a single second-order factor. View Full-Text
Keywords: human capital sustainability leadership scale; sustainable development; sustainable wellbeing; healthy organizations human capital sustainability leadership scale; sustainable development; sustainable wellbeing; healthy organizations
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