An examination of the relationship between charismatic leadership and job satisfaction

by Holloway, Kari, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 101 pages; 3542615


The purpose of this research was to determine what relationship three components of charismatic leadership have upon employee satisfaction. A specific business unit of a U.S. healthcare technology firm was provided a survey for specific charismatic leadership components and general job satisfaction. The three specific components of charismatic leadership included strategic vision and articulation, sensitivity to member's needs, and unconventional behavior. A total of 79 surveys were collected. This correlation study determined that of the three components examined, strategic vision and articulation along with sensitivity to member's needs were found to have a statistically significant relationship with employee job satisfaction. The third component, unconventional behavior, was found to have a positive relationship; however it was not statistically significant. This research is significant in isolating specific charismatic leadership style behaviors and job satisfaction.

AdviserVirgina Hinrichs
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Occupational psychology; Organization theory; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3542615

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