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.
|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|
|Keywords:||Arnett Leadership Model, Employee Job Satisfaction, Laissez-faire Leadership, MLQ, Transactional Leadership, Transformational Leadership|
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