Impact of Ethical Leadership and Ethical Climate on Employee Engagement in Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan: A Case Study of District Sukkur and Khairpur Institutions
Keywords:ethical climate, employee engagement, mark performance, personal engagement, higher education sindh
The competitiveness and success of an institution are fuelled by an engaged faculty. Compared to most other organisations, higher education institutions are more reliant on the intellectual, artistic, and emotional commitment of their academic staff. Literature from the past demonstrates that an organization's leadership and workplace culture have a discernible effect on its employees' engagement. Therefore, a study is required to determine how ethical leadership (EL) and ethical climate (EC) affect employee engagement (EE) in Pakistani higher education institutions. To better understand teaching faculty engagement in higher education institutions, this study is being conducted as a case study of institutions in the districts of Sukkur and Khairpur. Using descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, correlation analysis, and regression analysis, data from a closed-ended survey was analysed. The findings of this study indicate that ethical leadership (EL) and ethical climate (EC) have a favourable and significant impact on employee engagement (EE) in higher education institutions in the districts of Sukkur and Khairpur. Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur and Sukkur Institution of Business Administration, two ‘general category’ higher education institutions, hosted the research. The findings indicate that ethical leadership and an ethical culture have a significant and positive impact on both institutions' teaching faculties.