HOW ETHICAL LEADERSHIP FOSTER EMPLOYEE BEHAVIORS: ROLE OF ETHICAL CULTURE
This research explores the identification and assessment of the impact of ethical leadership on employee behavior, emphasizing the mediating role of ethical culture. Using a quantitative research approach and a pre-structured questionnaire, the study surveyed 938 participants. Data were collected and analyzed with SPSS 25 and AMOS 24 software. The findings indicate a positive correlation between ethical leadership and ethical culture, with ethical culture negatively influencing employee turnover behavior. Furthermore, the results highlight that ethical leadership indirectly shapes employee commitment and turnover behavior through its impact on ethical culture. In light of these research outcomes, the authors propose managerial implications aimed at enhancing ethical leadership and fostering a robust ethical culture. The ultimate goal is to mitigate employees' turnover behavior, providing valuable insights for organizational leaders seeking to create a healthier and more sustainable work environment. This study contributes to the existing literature by offering a comprehensive model that integrates ethical leadership, ethical culture, and employee behavior. The practical implications underscore the importance of leaders not only exhibiting ethical behavior but also cultivating a culture that sustains these values, ultimately contributing to a healthier organizational climate.
Employee Behaviors, Ethical Leadership, Ethical Culture, Turnover Behavior.