Do as I Do: The Effect of Teachers' Ethical Leadership on Business Students' Academic Citizenship Behaviors

TitleDo as I Do: The Effect of Teachers' Ethical Leadership on Business Students' Academic Citizenship Behaviors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsArain, GAli, Sheikh, A, Hameed, I, Asadullah, MAli
JournalEthics and Behavior
Start Page665-680
Date Published2017
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsAcademic , behavior , business , citizenship , ethical , ethics , FACTOR , Leadership , PAKISTAN , professional , research , SOCIAL , Structural , student , STUDENTS , TEACHER , TEACHERS
AbstractWe studied the impact of teachers’ ethical leadership on students’ moral identity and academic citizenship behaviors. Data from 256 student–teacher matching dyads were collected from one of the top 5 Pakistani business schools. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to ensure factorial validity of the measures that were employed, and the hypothesized relationships were tested using structural regression models that utilized structural equation modeling in AMOS with 5,000 bootstrap samples. Based on social learning theory, the results supported the hypothesis that teachers’ ethical leadership had significant direct and indirect positive effects (i.e., through the students’ moral identity) on the students’ academic citizenship behaviors that were directed toward other students and the school. This study contributes to existing literature on ethical leadership and organizational citizenship behavior by highlighting useful implications of these organization-based constructs in an academic context.
NotesArain, Ghulam Ali 1; Email Address: Sheikh, Anum 2 Hameed, Imran 3 Asadullah, Muhammad Ali 3; Affiliation: 1: Effat College of Business, Effat University 2: Department of Business Administration, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration 3: Lahore Business School, The University of Lahore; Source Info: Nov/Dec2017, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p665; Subject Term: ACADEMIC achievement; Subject Term: BEHAVIOR; Subject Term: BUSINESS; Subject Term: CITIZENSHIP; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: FACTOR analysis; Subject Term: LEADERSHIP; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Evaluation; Subject Term: STUDENTS; Subject Term: TEACHERS; Subject Term: SOCIAL learning theory (Communication); Subject Term: STRUCTURAL equation modeling; Subject Term: PAKISTAN; Author-Supplied Keyword: academic citizenship behavior; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical leadership; Author-Supplied Keyword: social learning theory; Author-Supplied Keyword: student; Author-Supplied Keyword: teacher; Number of Pages: 16p; Document Type: Article