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The present study aims was to determine the relationship between perception of authentic leadership and deviant behaviors among employees of education organization of Isfahan city through descriptive - correlation research method. The population in this study includes all employees of education organization, i.e. 663 people. On the basis of Cochran’s sample size, 243 individuals are selected through stratified random sampling method as the sample of study. To collect the required data, Walumbwa et al.’s (2008) questionnaire of authentic leadership and Bennett and Robinson’s (2000) questionnaire of deviant behaviors were used. Reliability of the questionnaire of authentic leadership turned out to be .85 and reliability of the questionnaire of deviant behaviors turned out to be .73 using Cronbach's alpha. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient, stepwise regression and analysis of variance. The results showed that there was a significant reverse relationship between authentic leadership (p < .01, r = -.285), components of relational transparency (p < .01, r = -.226), internalized moral perspective (p < .05, r = -.160), and balanced processing (p < .01, r = -.196) with deviant behaviors. Also, from among the components of authentic leadership, relational transparency, balanced processing, and internalized moral perspectives were able to predict staff’s deviant behaviors, respectively. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the scores of authentic leadership and deviant behaviors in terms of gender and age. The difference between the scores of deviant behaviors in terms of years of service wasn't significant, but the difference between the scores of authentic leadership in terms of years of service was significant. In addition, the results showed that there were significant differences between the scores of authentic leadership of staff with a working experience of less than 10 years, 10 to 20 years, and more than 20 years.