Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 41-49
Relationship Between Organizational Ethics and Employee Performance in Airlines Industry: Evidence from Nigeria
Umar Abbas Ibrahim, Department of Business Administration, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Sha’awa Mohammed, Department of Business Administration, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Received: Jan. 11, 2020;       Accepted: Feb. 17, 2020;       Published: Feb. 25, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20200801.16      View  51      Downloads  34
The need for organizations to achieve set goals and employees’ desire for equity have affected etiquette, integrity, self-discipline and by extension the level of performance within the framework of employment relationship. This study therefore examines the effect of organizational ethics on employee performance in Airlines Industry. A survey research design was used based on population of 23 registered domestic airline carriers in Nigeria. Using purposive sampling technique, the scope was limited to the 6 busiest Airline. Judgmental random was used in administering 96 questionnaires to the employees of the 6 selected airline carriers, i.e. 16 employees from each airline. Multiple regression analysis was used in analyzing the data obtained. The study revealed that Organizational discipline, Commitment, and Work attitude positively affect employee’s performance in the Airline industry. However, the results suggests that Organizational Teamwork has a negative impact on the performance of Employees, signifying that a unit increase in Teamwork on the average lead to a corresponding unit decrease on employee performance by -0.067 units. Though, this impact is negative it is also statistically insignificant at conventional level. This study concludes that ethics serves as organizations guide and encourage employees to practice good behavior for the sake of improving their performance. The study recommends that management of Airline businesses should strive to see the implementation of organizational ethics that can help them to achieve superior performance in terms of Organizational discipline, Commitment and Work attitude.
Airline Carriers, Airline Industry, Employee Performance, Organisational Ethics, Organisational Discipline
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