The Impact of Ethical Leadership on Employee Attitudes in Manufacturing Companies

M.Said Dinc, Ekrem Nurovic


This paper examines the impact of ethical leadership on employee attitudes. This study proposes that ethical leadership has an effect on overall job satisfaction. It also suggests that ethical leadership and overall job satisfaction influence normative and continuance commitment. The relationships between variables were evaluated using factor analysis, reliability, descriptive statistics, correlations, and regression in this study. The results based on a sample of 158 employees from one public and nine private manufacturing companies in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina support the hypotheses. This study shows that ethical leadership has an effect on overall job satisfaction, normative, and continuance commitment. Overall job satisfaction affects employees’ normative commitment but it does not have any effect on continuance commitment. 

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