Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.11 No.1

Leadership and Organizational Commitment: Mediating Role of CSR

Mahmood Rehmani1, Munnawar Naz Khokhar2

1 Department of Leadership and Management Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad.
2 Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.


The purpose of this research is to determine if the organizations in the manufacturing industry led by CEO’s ethical leadership exhibit differences in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and  in turn influence the Affective Organizational Commitment (AOC) of employees. The study investigated the mediating role of CSR between CEO ethical leadership and AOC. A structured questionnaire was floated among 1200 employees working in marketing departments of 79 manufacturing industries operating in Pakistan. Analysis was conducted on 874 responses received.  Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted in AMOS, regressions analysis was done through SPSS and Process Macro by Hayes (2012) was used for mediation analysis. Results revealed  positive effect of ethical leadership on CSR and AOC. Furthermore, CSR partially mediated the relationship between CEO ethical leadership with AOC.
Keywords: Ethical Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, Affective Organizational Commitment




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