Exploring the Association between Weak Leadership and Employees’ Silence


  • Derbew Kenubih Dagnew University of Gondar


Weak, Weak Leadership, Silence, Employees Silence


The purpose of the study is to assess the association between weak leadership behaviors and employees’ silence. The study is conducted in the 9 public sectors in the three zones of Amhara Regional State (Central Gondar, West Gondar and South Gondar). 400 questionnaires were distributed and 320 questionnaires were collected back. To measure the extent of employees’ perception of weak leadership behaviors and employees’ silence in the workplace, two adapted instruments were used and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The main finding indicates that most employees (60%) prefer to be silent in the organization. A significant number of employees (59%) perceived weak leadership behaviors in their organization leaders. The result also shows that the degree of influence of weak leadership on the extent of employees’ silence in their organization is only 8.9% at p value of 0.03.