A correlational study of leadership styles and job satisfaction in two large telecommunications companies in Sierra Leone

by Taylor-Pearce, Modupe S., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 138 pages; 3733496

Abstract:

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.

AdviserCheryl McConnaughey
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3733496

About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.

PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the ProQuest Web site - http://www.proquest.com - or contact ProQuest Support.