The relationship between leadership style and employee performance: A case of federal public sector in Sabah

Aksyah Nasrah, (2012) The relationship between leadership style and employee performance: A case of federal public sector in Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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There are a lot of researchers have done many studies on leadership several decades ago. Generally, the definition of leadership is to organizing a group of people to achieve the organizational goals. Nevertheless, researchers find the perfect match on different perspective of leadership styles. This is important to measure what is the best leadership style in order to increase the employee performance in any organizations. Additionally, we could see there is still a lack of performance from many employees during their hours in the work place. Therefore, with today's current situation, leadership is the highest priority of management even in government sector. The main objective of this study was to investigate the perceived leadership styles and the employee work performance in the studied organization; Federal Public Sector in Sabah. The other objectives of this study are, to identify whether there is any relationship between leadership styles applied by the supervisor and the effect on staff/employee job performance. In addition, this study also wants to investigate whether the biographical characteristics namely age and lengths of service moderate the relationship between leadership styles and employees performance. This study is conducted among staff in Federal Public Sector in Sabah. Majority of respondents aged between 23 - 40 who's having a working experience less than 10 years in the organization. About one hundred and fifty (150) respondents have given their commitment to answer all questionnaires distributed by the researcher. Therefore, it is very hopeful that this study reveals perceived leadership styles have a significant positive relationship between employees in Federal Public Sector in Sabah. In addition, leaders could adopt innovative strategies using suitable leadership style in order to achieve work performance at the very best level as well as to gain the long term success.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership style and employee performance , federal public sector in Sabah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 05:05
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 07:39

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