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Responsible leadership an obstacle for turnover intention

Raheel Yasin (Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia)
Sarah Obsequio Namoco (University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines)
Junaimah Jauhar (Center of Excellence for Continuous Education and Development, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia)
Noor Fareen Abdul Rahim (Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia)
Najam Ul Zia (Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic)

Social Responsibility Journal

ISSN: 1747-1117

Article publication date: 13 August 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the extent to which ethical climate mediates between responsible leadership and employee turnover intention.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used the deductive logic approach to develop hypotheses and analytical framework. Data were collected through convenience sampling technique from branch-level employees of the Bank of Punjab Pakistan working in Lahore, Gujranwala and Gujrat Region. Data were analyzed to test the hypotheses via descriptive analysis and structural equation modeling using SPSS and Smart PLS.

Findings

Results confirmed a significant positive association between responsible leadership and ethical climate and a negative association between ethical climate and employee turnover intention. Furthermore, results also confirmed the mediating role of ethical climate between responsible leadership and turnover intention.

Practical implications

This study enhances the existing literature regarding responsible leadership, ethical climate and turnover intention. It also helps professionals to review their policies.

Originality/value

The theoretical contribution of this paper lies in exploring the relationship between responsible leadership and ethical climate. The current study empirically examined the mediating role of an ethical climate between responsible leadership and employee turnover. It contributes also to the literature regarding responsible leadership, ethical climate and turnover intention.

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Citation

Yasin, R., Namoco, S.O., Jauhar, J., Abdul Rahim, N.F. and Zia, N.U. (2020), "Responsible leadership an obstacle for turnover intention", Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-03-2020-0092

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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