Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A study of transformational leadership and job satisfaction among leaders in Jamaica Baptist Union churches
by Ledgister, Neville L., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2015, 211; 10124851
Abstract (Summary)

The research of job satisfaction in the Jamaican Baptist Union churches has received limited focus from academia. Leadership practices in the church profession poses a crisis in Jamaica, which could result in church workers’ inability to provide high quality service to church members and to the community. The purpose of the quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between the level of job satisfaction of church workers and church pastors and leaders’ transformational leadership style. The studied variables were (a) Idealized Influence Attributed (IIA), (b) Idealized Influence Behavioral (IIB), (c) Inspirational Motivation (IM), (d) Intellectual Stimulation (IS), (e) Individualized Consideration (IC), demographics and job satisfaction. The study required implementation of a composite survey consisting of the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Job in General (JIG) questionnaire, and a Demographic Questionnaire. One hundred forty church workers participated in the study. The participants were members of the Jamaican Baptist Union churches in Kingston, Jamaica. The ages ranged from 18 to 60. The majority were males 72 (51.4%), and 68 (48.6%) were females. The findings of the quantitative study using the Pearson’s Product Moment and the MANCOVA assessed the multivariate relationships between the variables. The study results indicated a statistical significant correlation between church leaders’ transformational leadership styles and church workers’ job satisfaction. Future researchers and leaders should consider replicating the study with other churches in hopes to attain a more positive influence on workers job satisfaction and achieve a level of effectiveness in services.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Robinson, Carlton L., de Charon, Linda
Commitee: Robinson, Carlton L., Stevens, Leo, Sullivan, James, de Charon, Linda
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Management
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Management
Keywords: Correlation, Job satisfaction, Leadership styles, Mancova, Multi factor leadership questionnaire, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 10124851
ISBN: 978-1-339-82948-7
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