Linking Ethical Leadership with Employee Work Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Conscientious-ness


  • Imran Saeed Khattak et al., Ph.D. Scholar, IBMS, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan



Ethical Leadership, Employee Well-being, Employee Voice, Conscientious-ness.


Ethical leadership continues to receive considerable attention due to its influence on var-ious job outcomes. This study examines the effect of ethical leadership on job outcomes (employee well-being and employee voice). It demonstrates how good faith directs the relationship between ethical leadership and job outcomes. Data were collected from 180 employees of 6 Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Peshawar through question-naires. Results show that ethical leadership is positively related to employee well-being and employee voice. The findings of the study show that H1and H2 was accepted and there is a strong relationship among ethical leadership, employee voice, employee well-being. The main contribution of this study was to find the moderating effect of conscien-tiousness was also significant for both dependent variables. H3 was also accepted. The future implication shows that the organizations can identify those aspects through which employee work outcome can be improved. The use of ethical leadership strategies can allow managers to build positive attitudes in an employee which results in employee well-being.