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Title: “Carrot and stick” leadership style Can it predict employees’ job satisfaction in a contemporary business organisation?
Authors: Dartey-Baah, K.
Ampofo, E.
Keywords: Job satisfaction
Leadership style
Transactional leadership
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: leadership style in predicting employees’ job satisfaction in a modern business organization. Design/methodology/approach – The study was cross-sectional in nature and made use of structured questionnaire to collect data. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents. In total, 215 questionnaires were returned by respondents out of the 220 administered. Taylor and Bowers (1974) overall job satisfaction questionnaire and Bass and Avolio (2004) multifactor leadership questionnaire, were used to measure job satisfaction (α¼0.812) and transactional leadership style (α¼0.761), respectively. Simple linear regression was also used to predict the relationship between the constructs. Findings – Results indicated significant and positive relationship between managers transactional leadership style and employees overall job satisfaction ( β¼0.292, po0.001). Moreover, contingent reward ( β¼0.313, po0.001) and management by exception (active) ( β¼0.208, po0.001) were, respectively, found to be statistically significant and positively related with job satisfaction. However, there was no significant relationship between management by exception (passive) and job satisfaction. Originality/value – This study adds to research that transactional leadership is broadly ideal for employees of manufacturing firms in Ghana where tasks are routine, objectives are clearly stated and work outputs can easily be measured. Keywords Job satisfaction, Leadership style, Transactional leadership Paper type Research paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM)

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