Employees' perceptions of Malaysian managers' leadership styles and organizational commitment

Marmaya NH. and Muhamad Najeep Torsiman and Bamini Balakrishnan (2011) Employees' perceptions of Malaysian managers' leadership styles and organizational commitment. African Journal of Business Management, 5 (5). pp. 1584-1588. ISSN 1993-8233


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Using Bass' (1990) framework of transactional and transformational leadership, this research investigated the employees' perceptions of the prevalent leadership style among Malaysian managers and its impact on organizational commitment. The Malaysian society with its social complexity has much to offer to the understanding of culture's effect on leadership style and organizational commitment. Data were collected in a survey on a sample of 40 respondents chosen among employees working in cargo companies. Results showed that leadership tends to be more transformational than transactional. Evidence supporting a positive relation between transformational and transactional leadership and organizational commitment has been found.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Transformational leadership style, Transactional leadership style, Organizational commitment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1-6182 Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
Department: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 15:45
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 12:35
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/1465

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