A systematic review of leadership styles, work engagement and organizational support


  • Aida Mehrad Department of Basic, Evolutionary and Educational Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Spain)
  • Jordi Fernández-Castro
  • Maria Pau González Gómez de Olmedo




Leadership Styles, Organizational Support, Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, Work Engagement


Work engagement is one of the critical factors at an organization, so considering some factors such as leadership styles and organizational support is important. Lack of attention to these factors can lead to undesirable environments for workers. The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review based on these variables. Data for this research were gathered from databases of Web of Knowledge, psycarticles, Scopus, psycinfo, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. A total of 165 records were identified in databases. 15 records were discovered in other sources. 149 records remained after deleting duplicates. 117 of these records were examined, 52 registers excluded. 65 complete articles were chosen to be evaluated, and after 10 completed articles had been excluded, 55 studies ultimately remained for inclusion in the synthesis. Overall, leadership styles (transformational leadership and transactional leadership) and organizational support were found as two imperative organizational factors to access better outcomes at the workplace.




How to Cite

Mehrad, A., Fernández-Castro, J., & González Gómez de Olmedo, M. P. (2020). A systematic review of leadership styles, work engagement and organizational support. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 9(4), 66–77. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v9i4.735