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The impact of transformational leadership style on job satisfaction

Choi, Sang Long and M. Yusof, Wan Mardhia and Tan, Owee Kowang and Low, Hock Heng (2014) The impact of transformational leadership style on job satisfaction. World Applied Sciences Journal, 29 (1). pp. 117-124. ISSN 1818-4952

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Abstract

The purpose of thisstudy is to examine the relationship between transformational leadership style and employee job satisfaction. Attaining employees’ job satisfaction is crucial to retain productive and efficient employees. Therefore, one of the ways that may be effective help managers in increasing the satisfaction among their followersis employing the right leadership style.An effective leader is one that command respect and trust by their followers.Four transformational leadership characteristics which are idealized influence, inspiration motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration are discussed.Transformational leaders perform in behavior that permits them to dole out as act models for their followers. They act in manners that inspire and stimulate those concerning them by bestowing challenge and meaning to their followers’ work. They need to rouse their followers’ efforts and wage distinct attention to every single individual follower’s needs for development. Base on literature review, most previous studies confirmed that these characteristics are significantly related to employees job satisfaction. An empirical study was conducted in a Government Linked Company in Malaysia. 378 employees from 6 different departments are invited to be the respondents of this research.The number of completed surveys which were returned to the researcher was 255.This represents a return rate of 67.46%. The findings show that only one of the four transformational leadership characteristics are found to have significant relationship with job satisfaction. Characteristic of individualized consideration are found to be contributed most in job satisfaction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:relationship, transformational leadership
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Management
ID Code:62945
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:03 Oct 2017 12:32
Last Modified:03 Oct 2017 12:32

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