The perception of integrity in public service: A study of relationship between perceived leadership effectiveness and perceived leadership integrity in Sabah state agencies in Kota Kinabalu

Ahmad Suhaini Yacob, (2011) The perception of integrity in public service: A study of relationship between perceived leadership effectiveness and perceived leadership integrity in Sabah state agencies in Kota Kinabalu. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

Leadership with perceived effectiveness and integrity is important in today's organization particularly in the public service especially in reducing corruption, tackling unethical behaviours and addressing integrity issues apart from ensuring organization's success; ultimately creating public trust as public service is also public trust. The low level of public perception with regard to integrity in public service requires effective measures possibly from the exemplary role of leadership in order to bring the desired changes. Previous research indicated that there was no one size fits all approach to determine leadership effectiveness but integrity can be perceived using subordinates' assessment on leader's unethical behaviours. Hence, the purpose of this research is to study the statistical relationship between Perceived Leadership Effectiveness (independent variable) and Perceived Leadership Integrity ( dependent variable) using Leader Practices Inventory (LPI) developed by Kouzes and Posner (1992,2002) and Perceived Leader Integrity Scale (PLIS) designed by Craig and Gustafson (1998) respectively in Sabah state agencies in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This study also attempts to find if the relationship between the independent and dependent variables can be moderated by age, gender and education. In a sample of 216 out of population parameters of 850 of different grades of subordinates in various ministries, departments and statutory bodies which comprise of Sabah state agencies in Kota Kinabalu, this research has successfully substantiated the findings done by previous researchers and found positive relationship between Perceived Leadership Effectiveness and Perceived Leadership Integrity in the said agencies. For Perceived Leadership Effectiveness, the sub-variable of Model the Way represents the strongest predictor and contributor to Perceived Leadership Integrity. However, this research found that all the three moderator variables have no moderating effects on the relationship between Perceived Leadership Effectiveness and Perceived Leadership Integrity.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:leadership, integrity, reducing corruption, effectiveness, public service
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:8123
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:02 Apr 2014 10:26
Last Modified:02 Apr 2014 10:26

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