Vol. 8 No. 4 (2020): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal


Asst. Prof., İstanbul Commerce University

Published 2020-12-10


  • Ethical Leadership,
  • Loyalty,
  • Neglect of Work,
  • Organizational Politics
  • Etik Liderlik,
  • Sadakat,
  • İhmalkarlık,
  • Örgütsel Politika

How to Cite

BAŞAR, U. (2020). ETHICAL LEADERSHIP VERSUS PERCEIVED ORGANISATIONAL POLITICS AND WORK NEGLECT: A TIME LAGGED MULTI-LEVEL SURVEY. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 8(4), 1081–1114. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v8i4.1611


This research aimed to uncover whether ethical leadership had a role in preventing perceived organisational politics and its undesired consequences, such as work neglect through employees' loyalty to the organisation. Data were collected from 418 employees who report to 52 supervisors and work at four different five-star hotels in Antalya, Turkey, using self-report questionnaires in three distinct periods. Because employees were nested in their leaders, data were analysed using Hierarchical Linear Modeling technique. Findings indicated that ethical leadership resulted in loyalty and perceived organisational politics resulted in work neglect. However, there were negative relationships between ethical leadership and perceived organisational politics and ethical leadership and work neglect. Perceived organisational politics mediated the relationship between ethical leadership and work neglect. Moreover, loyalty mediated the relationships between ethical leadership and perceived organisational politics and between ethical leadership and work neglect.


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