Relational Virtues and Organizational Health in the Nigerian Aviation Sector

Christopher Ogagaoghene Akpotu, Lebari Eebah Dumka


Beyond management of tangible organizational asset as a basis for attaining goals, there is a renewal attention atsome intangible assets that will help to strengthen the competitive ability of firms. The imperative need for thisis further heightened by the failing state of health of firms due to increased competition across sectors. In thisvein this study investigated the relationship between relational virtues and organizational health of the NigerianAviation sector. In order to conduct this investigation, the relationship virtue construct is examined with itscomponents as trust, integrity, reciprocity and esprit de corps. The study primarily relied on the questionnaireinstrument for generating data. The data generated were analyzed and the results showed that relational virtuesstrongly relates with organizational health in the studied sector. We concluded that such intangible relationalvirtues like trust, integrity reciprocity and esprit de corps are strong predictors of organizational health. It hasbeen recommended that evolving the culture of emphasizing relational virtues should be considered strategic toposition the aviation sector in line with desired organizational and national goals.

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