The impact of culture on the effectiveness and outcomes of leadership styles has been studied extensively, and researchers have found that there is no congruity in the effectiveness or outcomes of leadership styles across different cultures. The relationship between leadership style and job satisfaction also has been studied extensively in various cultures around the world, but not in Sierra Leone. The purpose of this research study was to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and leadership styles among the workers of two telecommunications companies in Sierra Leone. Specifically, the study investigated the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction and transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership among the workers of two telecommunications companies in Sierra Leone. Via an online survey comprising the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (Bass & Avolio, 2004) and Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (Weiss, Dawis, England, & Lofquist, 1967), the study data were obtained from 47 workers of two telecommunications companies in Sierra Leone. Analysis of the data revealed the following: (a) a positive relationship between intrinsic job satisfaction and transformational leadership; (b) a positive relationship between intrinsic job satisfaction and transactional leadership; (c) a negative relationship between intrinsic job satisfaction and laissez-faire leadership; (d) a positive relationship between extrinsic job satisfaction and transformational leadership; (e) no relationship between extrinsic job satisfaction and transactional leadership; and (f) a negative relationship between extrinsic job satisfaction and laissez-faire leadership.
|Subjects||Management; Organizational behavior|
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