Organizational Culture as a Moderator Between Paternalistic Leadership Style and Organizational Commitment: A Case of Banking Sector, Pakistan

Zohra Kalsoom, Mukaram Ali Khan, Syed Sohaib Zubair


This study seeks to examine the moderating role of organizational culture between Paternalistic Leadership Style and organizational commitment in the banking setting. This is an explanatory study based on 345 employees working in two private banks located in Lahore, Pakistan by using stratified sampling technique. Data were collected using the organizational commitment scale, paternalistic leadership scale and organizational culture scale. Descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, Pearson correlation were employed and hypotheses were tested using Hierarchical Multiple Regression. The results indicate that paternalistic leadership style significantly related to organizational commitment and organizational culture acted as a moderator in this relationship. Moreover, study also indicated the positive relationship between paternalistic leadership style and organizational culture and organizational commitment and organizational culture.

Keywords: Paternalistic Leadership, Organizational Culture, Organizational Commitment, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/12-1-05

Publication date: January 31st 2020

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