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Impact of ethical leadership on employee commitment in Nigeria- a study of Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Limited Enugu, Nigeria

Nancy Chinwe Agha, Kenneth Chukwuma Nwekpa, Onyekachi Richard Eze

Abstract


This study is on the impact of Ethical Leadership on Employee Commitment in Nigeria: A Study of Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Limited Enugu, Nigeria. The study made use of Social Learning Theory. Social learning theory has been applied to ethical leadership as a means of explaining the primary method by which ethical leaders influence their followers. Primary data were collected through five point likert scale questionnaire administered on staff and customers of the studied company. The findings revealed that there is a strong negative and significant impact of integrity on continuance commitment of Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Limited Enugu and that there is a strong positive and significant impact of equal treatment on active commitment of Innoson Technical and Industrial Company Limited Enugu. The implication of this result is that appropriate ethical leadership contributes to performance of the employees, to strive to larger market share and that ethical leadership has increased the level of employee commitment among staff of the company. Based on the findings, the study recommends, among other things, that organizations should adopt ethical leadership that matches every situation and employees should get the best out of employee‘s integrity. This is because, integrity was found to negatively impact on continuance commitment.

Keywords: Commitment, Integrity, Ethical, Leadership, Employee




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