SUBORDINATES’ TRUST IN SUPERIORS: EXAMINING EFFECT OF LEADERS’ PROCRASTINATION PRACTICES

Assegid Demissie Shishigu

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of leaders’ procrastination behavior on subordinates’ trust in superiors as perceived by medical staffs of the University Of Gondar Referral Hospital. For this study, data are collected from a sample of 73 medics in the hospital. Two instruments are used adapted from literature and instruments used by previous researchers. The validity and reliability of the instruments are tested by Factor Analysis, Cronbach’s Alpha, and inter item correlation. The main findings of the study show that, except the midwifery almost all of the medicinal staffs perceived that   officials of the hospital are procrastinating or delaying tasks. The respondents of this study also confirmed that almost all of them have no trust in their superiors. The findings also show that procrastination behavior of leaders has a positive association with trust of subordinates’ in their superiors. But the strength of influence of procrastination behavior in subordinates’ trust in their superior is found to be very low (9%).

Key words: Procrastination, Trust, Subordinates’ Trust, Superiors


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