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LEADERSHIP STYLE AND JOB SATISFACTION: A DEVELOPING ECONOMY PERSPECTIVE

Jeevarathnam Parthasarathy Govender, Hari Lall Garbharran, Roland Loganathan

DOI: 10.22495/cocv10i4c4art2

Abstract

Research has suggested a relationship between leadership style and job satisfaction. This paper examines this relationship in the context of a developing country, viz., South Africa. The objective of the paper is to assess the relationship between the two variables as well as the influence of biographical variables on leadership style and job satisfaction. The survey was based on the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. The results suggest a significant correlation between the three leadership styles, viz., transformational leadership, transactional leadership and laissez-faire leadership, and job satisfaction. There were no significant differences between the biographical variables and the three leadership styles.

Keywords: Ledership, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Styles

How to cite this paper: Govender, J. P., Garbharran, H. L., & Loganathan, R. (2013). Leadership style and job satisfaction: A developing economy perspective. Corporate Ownership & Control, 10(4-4), 390-399. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv10i4c4art2

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