Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Relationship Between Transformational Leadership Styles and Employee Satisfaction for Manufacturing Management in Northeast Ohio: A Quantitative Correlational Study
by Arnett, Jesse, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2020, 178; 28094944
Abstract (Summary)

Transformational leadership studies reveal significant relationships with employee satisfaction. Employee satisfaction has been well correlated to higher levels of employee performance hence organizational performance. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between transformational leadership and employee satisfaction. Transformational leadership has been studied in other industries showing that this style promotes higher employee satisfaction levels, and this study has shown similar results. This quantitative study used regression analysis to evaluate the relationship of transformational leadership and employee satisfaction. The regression analysis revealed a strong positive correlation between Transformational Leadership and employee satisfaction (N =78, β = 0.68; p < .01) and a moderate correlation between Transactional Leadership and employee satisfaction (N =78, β = 0.38, p = 0.0006). Laissez-faire leadership had a strong negative prediction on employee satisfaction (N =78, β = -0.68; p < .001). When the variables were entered into the model together, multiple regression model was statistically significant, β = 0.54, p < 0.001, t = 5.82, F (3, 74) = 54.26, predicting 68.7% of the variance. Practitioners should consider the effect that their leadership style has on manufacturing employee satisfaction and strive to become a more transformational leader.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Steele-Moses, Susan K.
Commitee: Sloboda, Brian, Nandy, Subshashis
School: University of Phoenix
Department: School of Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management
Keywords: Arnett Leadership Model, Employee Job Satisfaction, Laissez-faire Leadership, MLQ, Transactional Leadership, Transformational Leadership
Publication Number: 28094944
ISBN: 9798672111858
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