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The Role of Leadership and Organizational Justice in Enhancing Critical Human Resource Outcomes: Propositions for Strengthening Healthcare Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

16 August 2011
12:15 - 13:30

Date :

16 August 2011

Time :

12:15 – 13:30

Presenters :

Simon Nantamu, Doctoral Internship from Trinity College Dublin


Africa has the worst health outcomes per dollar spent in the developing world and the IMF rates the efficiency of African health spending as the lowest in the world (Gupta, 2001). One of the explanatory factors being offered as the “missing link” is leadership (WHO Africa Monitor, 2007).

Using Uganda as a case study of Sub-Sahara Africa, the purpose of this study will be to examine the construct validity of transactional, transformational, and servant leadership models; and to further investigate the comparative and aggregate effect of transactional, transformational and servant leadership on organisational justice perceptions, public service motivation, turnover intention, and organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) in the context of Public, Faith-Based, and Private-For-Profit health sectors.

Simon Nantamu holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology both at the Makerere University, Kampala.  He is from Uganda and is a Junior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Makerere University. 

He is a Doctoral student in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and spent the Spring Semester of 2011 as a Visiting Student at the Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University. He is currently on a 2 months placement at the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, attached to the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation Programme.

His main areas of research interest include leadership, organisational justice, public service motivation, organisational citizenship behaviour, job satisfaction, the psychological contract at work, turnover intention, work-life balance, occupational stress, emotional intelligence, career resiliency, spirituality in the workplace, organisational learning, and competence management. 


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