Perceived Organizational Justice and Leadership styles as Predictors of Employee Engagement in the Organization



The paper investigated perceived organizational justice and leadership styles as predictors of employee engagement in the organization. The population comprised secondary school teachers from five secondary schools that were selected and a sample size of 130 respondents were drawn. Simple random sampling was used to select the respondents. The paper employed both primary and secondary data sources. The primary data was collected using self-administered questionnaire. The structured questionnaire was culled from three different instruments namely, Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire, Organizational justice Scale and Utrecht work engagement scale. The data analysis methods used include descriptive statistics, ANOVA tests and regression analysis tests. The findings revealed that perceived organizational justice significantly predicts employee engagement and also perceived leadership styles predict employee engagement among secondary school teachers in Awka South local government area of Anambra state, Nigeria. The paper recommended that employers should ensure that; they reach out to every employee, thereby improving interpersonal relationship and fairness to note and attend to their organizational needs. This will make them feel at home with the organization, and at the same time the employee’s morale will be high enough to improve their engagement to the organization.


Employee Engagement; Organizational Justice; Leadership Styles

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