Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Ethical Leadership Influence on Employees Loyalty Mediating Role of Transformational Leadership Characteristics

Author(s): Salah A. A. Alabduljader

The current study aimed at examining the influence of ethical leadership dimensions including (Ethical guidance, Fairness, Leader integrity, Caring behaviour, Power sharing, Role clarification and Concern for sustainability) in increasing employees' loyalty through the mediating role of transformational leadership. Quantitative approach was adopted in that sense and an online questionnaire was distributed on (483) employees within private health care sector in Kuwait. Results of study indicated that acceptance of the main hypotheses and there appeared an influence of ethical leadership on employees' loyalty, in addition to that, it appeared that transformational leadership mediates the relationship between ethical leadership and employees loyalty, meaning that adopting a transformational leadership style and running it based on ethical conduct can increase the possibility of employees' loyalty and connection to the organization based on their feelings of security, justice, positive behaviour that stems from their ethical leadership. Study recommended the necessity of adopting an organizational culture that emphasizes ethical values and standards and disseminating them within the organization in a manner that places ethical values at the top of the organizational value ladder.

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