Impact of Leadership Styles on the Employees’ Engagement in Private Healthcare Industry of UAE


  • Zeeshan Ali Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai Healthcare city, Dubai, UAE,Moorfields Eye Hospital image/svg+xml
  • Arooj Niaz Optivision Glasses & trading LLC Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)



Leadership styles, employee engagement, private healthcare industry, UAE


The healthcare industry is a critical sector that requires a highly engaged workforce to deliver quality patient care. Effective leadership plays a crucial role in fostering employee engagement, which in turn contributes to organizational success. This research investigates the impact of leadership styles on employee engagement in the private healthcare industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The study adopts a quantitative approach, utilizing a structured questionnaire to collect data from a representative sample of employees working in private healthcare institutions across the UAE. The questionnaire assesses employee perceptions of their leaders' leadership styles and their own level of engagement. Employing rigorous regression analyses and drawing on data from a diverse sample of 357 health care professionals working in private sector, the results of this research shed light on the complex relationship between leadership styles and employee engagement. The findings reveal a significant positive relationship between democratic leadership style and employee engagement. Democratic leaders inspire and motivate their followers, fostering a sense of purpose and commitment among employees. This leadership style encourages creativity, innovation, and a shared vision, leading to higher levels of engagement and organizational performance. In contrast, authoritative leadership styles have less positive impact on employee engagement and laissez-faire leader style have the least impact on their followers and their subordinates. The study concludes that democratic leadership style is the most effective style for enhancing employee engagement in the private healthcare industry of the UAE. By fostering a supportive and empowering work environment, transformational leaders can cultivate a highly engaged workforce that contributes to improved patient care and organizational success.


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Author Biography

Zeeshan Ali, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai Healthcare city, Dubai, UAE,Moorfields Eye Hospital


Pharmacy Manager / Quality and patient safety Officer at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Dubai Healthcare city, Dubai, UAE



How to Cite

Ali, Z., & Niaz, A. (2024). Impact of Leadership Styles on the Employees’ Engagement in Private Healthcare Industry of UAE. Inverge Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 7–27.

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