Ubuntu leadership as a predictor of employee engagement: A South African study

SA Journal of Human Resource Management

Field Value
Title Ubuntu leadership as a predictor of employee engagement: A South African study
Creator Chetty, Kerushan Price, Gavin
Subject organisational behaviour; leadership; Ubuntu leadership; employee engagement; organisational culture; respect; collaboration; empathy.
Description Orientation: Ubuntu leadership is increasingly being promoted as a suitable leadership philosophy for South African workplaces, necessitating further exploration of its application and outcomes.Research purpose: This study thus investigates Ubuntu leadership as a predictor of employee engagement (EE) in the South African context, considering ethnicity, age and tenure as moderating variables.Motivation for the study: The necessity to study perceptions of Ubuntu leadership and its influence of EE lies in the need to understand how this culturally rooted leadership style can enhance organisational performance, employee well-being and inclusivity in diverse workplaces.Research approach/design and method: The study adhered to a positivist philosophical perspective, employing a descriptive research design with a quantitative approach. Data were collected from 193 South African participants through a self-administered online questionnaire.Main findings: The study findings indicated that the practice of Ubuntu leadership, as perceived by employees, significantly predicted EE.Practical/managerial implications: Organisational leaders and managers hold a crucial role in shaping the workplace environment, and their acknowledgment of Ubuntu leadership’s fundamental principles, such as fostering authentic relationships, empathy, collaboration and respect, has the potential to boost EE.Contribution/value-add: The research outcomes offer valuable insights into how Ubuntu leadership can enhance EE and provide proactive measures for its implementation
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2024-03-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v22i0.2462
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 22 (2024); 11 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa Current 30-39;M,F;Black,White, Indian, Coloured
Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Kerushan Chetty, Gavin Price https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0