PDF Influence of Leadership on Employee Ethical Behaviour in Selected Catholic Hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya
Keywords:Leadership, employee ethical behaviour, Catholic hospitals, teamwork, accountability, performance
The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of leadership on employee ethical
behaviour in selected Catholic hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya. The type of leadership
employed by those in charge is very important because it has a direct or indirect influence on
any organization. This study used quantitative research method of data collection and
analysis. The respondents were purposively selected based on homogenous characteristics as
needed for the study. The study sample was 228 respondents drawn from a population of
1120 employees from the selected Catholic hospitals. The selection of the hospitals was done
using systematic and stratified sampling techniques. Two standardized tools were used to
collect data in form of questionnaires. Using SPSS Version 23, data was analysed and
presented in descriptive and inferential statistics, and discussed according to the objective.
The study adhered to the ethical considerations. The results of the study established that
leadership significantly influenced employee ethical behaviour at a p - value of 0.000. The
study also established that leadership significantly influenced teamwork at p = 0.000, accountability at p = 0.000 and performance p = 0.000 respectively. The study concluded
that varying styles of leadership do statistically significantly influence employee ethical
behaviour. Therefore, positive leadership is a vital factor in promoting ethical behaviours
among employees in hospitals where healthcare services depend on trust and other factors.
The findings of this study are important to different stakeholders such as the Ministry of
Health, researchers, policymakers and health care providers.
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