Document Type : Research Article
MSc,Faculty of Education & Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
MSc, Faculty of Education & Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
The aim of this research was to investigated or the relationship between ethical leadership and workplace deviance behaviors with mediating role of affective commitment and ethical climate. The statistical community was the employees of Jahad Agricultural Organization of Khozestan. The participants of this study included 220 employees who were selected by random sampling method. The instruments used in this study were questionnaires of Ethical Leadership, Workplace Deviance Behaviors, Affective Commitment and Ethical Climate. Structural equation modeling (SEM) through AMOS-18 and SPSS-18 was used for data analysis. Structural equation modeling analyses indicated that the proposed model fit the data properly. The results also supported the direct relationship of ethical leadership and workplace deviance behaviors and indirect relationship of ethical leadership and workplace deviance behaviors through affective commitment and ethical climate. Applying ethical leadership style is in relation with the deviance behaviors of employees in workplace. Therefore, with the use of this kind of leadership, the organization can outbreak this kind of behaviors in their employees and consequently increase the efficiency of their organization.