Staff Commitment in Ugandan Public Universities: Does Servant Leadership Matter?

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Mahadih Kyambade
Joshua Mugambwa
Regis Namuddu
Afulah Namatovu
Godwin Kwemarira


This study investigates how staff commitment in Uganda's public universities is impacted by servant leadership. In many organizational contexts, servant leadership a leadership philosophy that puts the needs of the team first and motivates leaders to serve their staff has been gaining traction. Empirical research on its impact on staff commitment in Ugandan public universities is limited, despite its potential advantages. By examining whether and how servant leadership impacts staff commitment in the education sector, this study seeks to close this knowledge gap. The results of this study may influence leadership practices in public universities in Uganda as well as in other comparable educational environments worldwide. This study looks at how staff members' commitment to their schools is affected by public university leaders' servant leadership behaviours. Data for the study came from 214 employees of Uganda's public universities. A servant organizational leadership assessment scale was used to gauge the servant leadership behaviours of university administrators, and an organizational commitment scale was used to gauge staff members' organizational commitment. This study shows a significant and favourable correlation between staff members' commitment to the university and the servant leadership behaviours of university leaders. Servant leadership was a strong predictor of staff commitment.


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Kyambade, M., Mugambwa, J. ., Namuddu, R. ., Namatovu, A., & Kwemarira, G. (2024). Staff Commitment in Ugandan Public Universities: Does Servant Leadership Matter?. SEISENSE Business Review, 4(1), 29-43.
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