Leadership Styles and Job Satisfaction

Asghar, S., & Oino, I. (2018). Leadership Styles and Job Satisfaction, Market Forces, 13(1), 1-13.

13 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2018

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Saima Asghar

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Dr. Isaiah Oino

Coventry University - Business School

Date Written: August 30, 2017

Abstract

Low compensation in the retail sector is adversely affecting employee satisfaction and turnover. Leadership style is important for motivating employees and increasing their satisfaction level. This study has examined the effect of transformational and transactional leadership styles on job satisfaction in selected retail outlets of Slough, United Kingdom. The adapted questionnaire was administered to the employees of the retail outlets. The sample size was 270 and the response rate was 85%. The study found that transformational leadership style has a positive effect on job satisfaction, whereas transactional leadership style has an insignificant effect on job satisfaction. Therefore, it can be argued that the transformational leadership style is more effective in the retail sector of Slough, United Kingdom.

Keywords: Transformational leadership; transactional leadership; job satisfaction

JEL Classification: M20; J29

Suggested Citation

Asghar, Saima and Oino, Isaiah, Leadership Styles and Job Satisfaction (August 30, 2017). Asghar, S., & Oino, I. (2018). Leadership Styles and Job Satisfaction, Market Forces, 13(1), 1-13., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3197150

Saima Asghar (Contact Author)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

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Isaiah Oino

Coventry University - Business School ( email )

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Coventry, CV1 5FB
United Kingdom

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