Mediating Role of Job Work Environment between the Relationship of Servant Leadership and Faculty Retention in Higher Education

  • Aneela Sheikh School of Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Abdul Jalil Ali School of Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Akram Soomro Department of Mass Communication, The University of Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Keywords: Servant Leadership, Job Work Environment, Faculty Retention, Higher Education


Current study aims to explore the mediating role of job work environmentbetween the relationship ofservant leadership and faculty retention.Thepopulation of this study consists of all fulltime faculty members of four privatehigher educationinstitutes of Lahore, Pakistan.The total number of population consists of 2,230 full time facultymembers. A sample of 330 faculty memberswere drawn through clusterrandom sampling technique.The data collected was analyzed using SPSS version 23.Theoretically, this study has been conducted under the domain of social exchange theory (SET). The mediation of job work environment was checked through Baron and Kenny path analysis procedure, the results reveled that servant leadership has a positive significant impact on faculty retention and job work environment, and job work environment partially mediates the relationship betweenservant leadership and faculty retention. Such type of study should also be conducted for public universities and other higher education institutes.