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The Relationship of Management Level Leadership Style, and Generational Employee Retention
by Novotny, Amber Novotny, Ed.D., Argosy University/Seattle, 2019, 110; 13809579
Abstract (Summary)

Currently employers are seeing an increased number of employees leaving the job market as the Baby Boomer generation retires. The cost of hiring can be an expensive undertaking to organizations and employers. When hiring new employees it is important for organizations to be able to affectively lead and retain employees to reduce the cost of employee search and hiring efforts. The purpose of the study is to compare the relationship between leadership style and employees from generations X, Y, and Z’s intent to remain with the organization. This study was conducted as a quantitative study, using a survey to determine each generational groups’ (Baby Boomer, Generations X, Y, and Z’s) preference in leadership and their intent to remain with their current organization. The researcher used their personal Facebook® and LinkedIn® network to ask a sample of 200 subject, 50 from each generational group, who were staff level employees, 16 survey questions about their current leadership figure and their intent to remain with the organization. The data was analyzed using Cronbach’s Alpha, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests. The results showed that there was no significant different between groups. This showed that all four generational groups had a positive relationship with their current leader and that they intended to remain with the organization. Recommended future study could be review different ethnic, or organizational groups. Also, reviewing different regions or types of organizations would be studies that would continue to add to the body of knowledge.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wan, Isabel
Commitee: Dale, Sarah, Mancini, Dale
School: Argosy University/Seattle
Department: School of Business
School Location: United States -- Washington
Source: DAI-A 82/9(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior, Business education, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Business, Generational employee retention, Management leadership, Organizational leadership, Leadership style
Publication Number: 13809579
ISBN: 9798597061238
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