Ethical leadership and staff retention: The moderating role of job resources in Uganda’s healthcare sector

SA Journal of Industrial Psychology


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Ethical leadership and staff retention: The moderating role of job resources in Uganda’s healthcare sector
 
Creator Mayende, Thomas S. Musenze, Ibrahim A.
 
Subject organisational behaviour; human resource management ethical leadership; job resources; staff retention; moderation
Description Orientation: Retention of quality staff in a highly competitive and dynamic working environment has made retention research necessary. Current focus is on how job resources influence ethical leadership in driving staff retention. Studies investigating the moderation effect of job resources in the ethical leadership–staff retention sequence in Uganda’s healthcare sector are scarce. Thus, the establishment of the moderation effect of job resources in the ethical leadership–staff retention sequence was needed.Research purpose: This study aimed at examining the moderating role of job resources in the association between ethical leadership and staff retention.Motivation for the study: Staff retention in Uganda’s healthcare sector is pervasive even with several government interventions such as salary enhancement. Rising maternal and infant mortality rates, low immunisation coverage, inter alia, are some of the effects. Reversing this scenario calls for leaders to exercise ethical leadership.Research approach/design and method: This study utilised a cross-sectional research design. Analyses were conducted by SPSS v. 21 on a sample of 214 healthcare workers.Main findings: The results show that ethical leadership positively affects staff retention. Also, the moderation role of the composite job resources variable in the ethical leadership–staff retention sequence was significant.Practical/managerial implications: This study demonstrated the important contribution of both ethical leadership and job resources in staff retention management.Contribution/value-add: This moderation model offers an additional complete explanation for the moderating effect of job resources in these conditions. The study also contributes to theory by demonstrating that contrary to the previous investigations where ethical leadership has been studied as an outcome variable, it is a predictor variable of staff retention.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor
Date 2018-11-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Quasi-Experimental
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajip.v44i0.1531
 
Source SA Journal of Industrial Psychology; Vol 44 (2018); 10 pages 2071-0763 0258-5200
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1531/2311 https://sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1531/2310 https://sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1531/2312 https://sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1531/2309
 
Coverage Uganda — age; gender
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Thomas S. Mayende, Ibrahim A. Musenze https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0