Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Enhancing Employees Perceived Ethical Working Conditions Through a Task-trait Approach to Strategic Leadership

Author(s): Ayodotun Stephen Ibidunni, Maxwell Ayodele Olokundun, Oyebisi Mary Ibidunni, Adewale O Osibanjo, Julieanne Ogechi Uchendu

This research examined employees’ perceived ethical working conditions in the organisation which results from the relationship between leadership styles based on a task-trait perspective and organizational commitment of employees. The research utilised copied of structured questionnaire that were distributed to 167 respondents drawn from five leading deposit banks in Nigeria. Applying the regression technique, the results from data analysis indicated that the task-trait approach to leadership in organisations is significant to enhancing employees’ perceived ethical working conditions, thereby inducing them to be committed to both their work-tasks and the organisations. Therefore, this study recommended that senior management especially in the banking industry should review the leadership style practiced in their organization and ensure that it creates the enabling organizational climate to achieving the set goals.