Keywords : Ethical Leadership


To what extent trust in leader and ethical climate affect turnover intention? A research on private and public bank employees

E. Serra Yurtkoru; Melisa ErdilekKarabay

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2018, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 12-26
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2018.60416

Drawing on theory and research, the mediating roles of trust in leader and ethical climate on the relations between ethical leadership, organisational justice, and turnover intention are examined with structural equation modelling. Using 571 private and 535 public bank employees, it is found that turnover intention can be decreased by increasing trust in leader and ethical climate in the environment. In addition, the full mediations of trust in leader and ethical climate are supported in the relations between ethical leadership and turnover. However, trust in leader and ethical climate are found to have partial mediating effects between distributive justice and turnover and it is also found that procedural justice does not have an effect on turnover intention. Moreover, invariance tests have identified both model and structural invariance indicating equivalence across both private and public bank samples.

Review of practical implications in ethical leadership studies

Özlem Ayaz Arda; Tugçe Aslan; Lütfihak Alpkan

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2017, Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 400-408
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2017.60298

Unfavorable effects of unethical treatments and transactions have been under serious consideration both academically and professionally. The question of how to improve ethical sensitivity in decision-making has begun to attract more and more attention. Thus, professionals have tried to consider developing ethical leadership in their organizations substantially, while scholars have begun to study its possible antecedents and outcomes. Emphasizing practical implications of ethical leadership, this study aims to analyze leaders’ behaviors based on their ethical decisions, their adoption level of ethical leadership, the degree that they have integrated ethics into their management styles, and their relations with the followers and subordinates. In this respect, authors investigate ethical leadership studies in top organizational behavior journals and categorize these studies according to their implications. The practical implications of these studies, which are related to ethical leadership, are examined in detail to excerpt a common idea about this specific style of leadership and its consequences in various industries.