The Relationship between Ethical Leadership and Quality of Work Life of Public University Employees with the Moderating Role of Professional Ethics

Document Type : Original Article


1 university of mohaghegh ardabili

2 Group of education


This study aimed to identify the effect of managers’ ethical leadership on the quality of work life of employees with the mediating role of professional ethics. The research method is correlation and based on structural equation modeling. The statistical population of this study includes all staff of the Islamic Azad University of Ardabil province with 443 people in the academic year 2018-2019. A sample of 205 people was selected based on the Krejcie-Morgan table and the relative classification method. Data collection tools include three questionnaires "Ethical Leadership of Kalashon et al, Quality of Work Life of Teachers Ilgan et al and Kadozir Professional Ethics” whose validity and reliability were assessed and were approved. The results showed that the ethical leadership of managers has a direct effect on the quality of work life of employees and in addition, the ethical leadership of managers through professional ethics has an indirect effect on the quality of work life of employees. According to the research findings and also the importance of quality of work life, it can be concluded that university administrators can greatly improve the quality of ethical leadership and professional ethics by providing the context of participatory programs, training and staff awareness, strengthening the working life of employees.