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Ethical Leadership and Work Engagement of Mobile Telecommunication Firms in Port Harcourt

Justin M.O. Gabriel () and Linda Otonye Gabriel ()
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Justin M.O. Gabriel: Rivers State University, Nigeria
Linda Otonye Gabriel: Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria

No 015JG, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: This paper empirically examined the association of ethical leadership and work engagement of Mobile Telecommunication Firms in Port Harcourt. From a population of six hundred employees, a sample size of two hundred and forty was drawn based on which questionnaire were distributed and retrieved. The demographic and univariate data were presented with descriptive statistics and hypotheses were tested using the t-test and multiple regression analysis. The result showed a positive relationship between dimensions of ethical leadership and measures of work engagement. The study concluded that ethical leadership is not only good for the leaders’ reputation, but is also a contagious practice that is capable of stimulating positive workplace value and practices among workers. The study however recommended among others that: (1) leaders should endeavor to treat their followers with fairness and justice (2) leaders should be responsible enough to recognize that their actions or inactions have effect for the future of the organization and that (3) leaders should carry themselves in a transparent manner as against having their actions shrouded in secrecy

Keywords: ethical; leadership; employee; engagement; mobile; telecommunication (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
Date: 2019-11
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Published in Proceedings of the 15th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, November 6-7, 2019, pages 111-130

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