The Effect of Ethical Leadership on Organizational Adaptive Capacity(The Case Study: Employees of Tabriz University)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof., Dep. of Social Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 PhD. Candidate, Economic Sociology and Development, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


One of the fundamental issues in organizations is the
adaptive capacity. Therefore, the present study aims at assessing the
adaptive capacity of employees to test its relationship with ethical
leadership. The method of research was survey and the measuring tool
was a closed questionnaire. The population consisted of 716
employees of Tabriz University in 2012 from which 239 employees
were selected through Cochran formula and stratified random
sampling method in relation to the levels of their classes. According to
the results of regression analysis, the influence of role clarity,
orientation of people, ethical conduction and ethical leadership
construct was respectively significant on the dependent variable (the
organizational adaptive capacity) and these variables could explain
63% of variations in the dependent variable.


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