Dedicated but exhausted? The role of ethical leadership for employee wellbeing in UK student unions

Show simple item record Rivers, Josh Thompson, Neill Jeske, Debora 2018-11-27T12:34:00Z 2018-11-27T12:34:00Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Rivers, J., Thompson, N. and Jeske, D. (2018) ‘Dedicated but exhausted? The role of ethical leadership for employee wellbeing in UK student unions’, Journal of Human Resource Management, XXI (2), pp. 16-27. en
dc.identifier.volume 21 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 16 en
dc.identifier.endpage 27 en
dc.identifier.issn 2453-7683
dc.description.abstract Building on previous leadership and well-being research, the aims of the present study were to investigate the relationship between ethical leadership and employee well-being (work engagement and emotional exhaustion) within student unions. We also considered the role of trust as a potential mediator in this relationship. Survey data was collected from 137 full-time employees working at student unions in the UK. Path model analysis revealed that trust in one’s manager partially mediated the effects of ethical leadership and work engagement and emotional exhaustion. While trust increased work engagement and reduced emotional exhaustion, ethical leadership also had a significant indirect effect on both outcomes. An interaction between employee dedication and ratings for manager’s ethical leadership suggested that more dedicated employees are less emotionally exhausted if their managers scored highly on ethical leadership. However, when the employees felt less dedicated to the job, managers’ ethical leadership behaviours did not reduce employees’ emotional exhaustion. The study examined the effect of ethical leadership in student unions, adding to the very sparse research on the experience of full-time employees working for student unions. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Management en
dc.rights © 2018 the authors. en
dc.subject Non-profit en
dc.subject Ethical leadership en
dc.subject Trust en
dc.subject Work en
dc.subject Engagement en
dc.subject Dedication en
dc.title Dedicated but exhausted? The role of ethical leadership for employee wellbeing in UK student unions en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Debora Jeske, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Human Resource Management en
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