International Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Articles Information
International Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Vol.2, No.5, Sep. 2016, Pub. Date: Jul. 27, 2016
The Impact of Leadership Style on Employee’s Motivation
Pages: 37-44 Views: 1887 Downloads: 3367
Authors
[01] Ali M. Alghazo, College of Sciences and Human Studies, Masters of Education and Human Development Program, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
[02] Meshal Al-Anazi, College of Sciences and Human Studies, Masters of Education and Human Development Program, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
This mixed methods study aimed to examine the relationship between the adopted leadership style and employees motivation in a private petrochemical company that is located in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. A survey was developed and distributed to 30 employees in two departments. Furthermore, interviews were conducted with a focus group of 10 employees to validate the results of the survey. The study found that there is a strong relationship between leadership style and employee motivation where the correlation was positive with transformational style and negative with transactional style.
Keywords
Employee Motivation, Leadership Styles, Performance Improvement
References
[01] Davis, Beverly M. (2004). The impact of leadership on employee motivation (Online). Available: http://www.lib.umi.com/digital dissertations/gateway/full citation & abstract/AAT MQ89924 [2005, May 27].
[02] Hiam, A. (2003). Motivational management: Inspiring your people for maximum performance. New York, NY: American Management Association.
[03] Grensing-Pophal, Lin. (2002). Motivating today’s employees. North Vancouver, Canada: Self-Counsel Press.
[04] Dixon, P. (n.d.) Motivation - The reason for the crisis. Retrieved July 7, 2015, from http://www.globalchange.coin/motivation.htm.
[05] Conner, M. (n.d.). Motivation in second language education. Retrieved July 7, 2015, from http://www.public.iastate.edu/~micron/classes/517/motive.htm
[06] Lock, C. (2001). How to motivate yourself and stay motivated. Project Magazine. Retrieved July 05, 2015, from http://www.proiectmagazine.com/apr01/motivl.html
[07] Morse, G. (2003). Why we misread motives [Electronic version]. Harvard Business Review, 8, 3.
[08] Schein, E. H. (1992). Organizational culture and leadership. (2nd ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.
[09] Drucker, P. F. (1999). Management challenges for the 21st century. New York: Harper Business.
[10] Huit, W. (2002). Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Educational Psychology Interactive. Retrieved July 05, 2015, from http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/coFregsvs/maslow.html3
[11] Creech, R. (1995). Employee motivation [Electronic version]. Management Quarterly, 36, 33-40.
[12] Herzberg, F., Mausner, B., Snyderman, B. B. (1959/1993). The motivation to work. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, Originally published: New York: Wiley, 1959.
[13] Herzberg, F. (1968). One more time: How do you motivate employees [Electronic version] Harvard Business Review. January-February.
[14] Vroom, V. H. (1964). Work and motivation. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
[15] Kotter, J. (1999). What leaders really do. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Book.
[16] Kouzes, J. and Posner, B. (1995). The leadership challenge. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers.
[17] Wheatley, M. (1999). Leadership and the new science; Discovering order in a chaotic world. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
[18] Kotter, J. (1996). Leading change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
[19] Kuczmaraski, S. and Kuczmarski, T. (1995). Values-based leadership rebuilding employee commitment, performance, and productivity. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc.
[20] Broder, M. S., (n.d.). Motivation in the Workplace for Optimal Results Is Not a 'One Size Fits All' Implementation. Retrieved July 12, 2015, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-s-broder-phd/employee-motivation-productivity-_b_2615208.html
[21] Riedle, D. (2015). Transformational vs. transactional leaders: How different leadership behaviors and communication styles affect levels of employee motivation in the financial industry (Order No. 1591122). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1696043546). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1696043546?accountid=142908
[22] Bass, B. M. (1985). Leadership and performance beyond expectations. New York: Free Press.
[23] Yurkl, G. (2013). Leadership in Organization. England: Pearson Education.
[24] Domeyer, D. (1998). Building and maintaining employee motivation. Women in Business, November/December.
[25] Scott, S. (n.d.). Motivation & Productivity in the Workplace. Retrieved July 12, 2015 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/motivation-productivity-workplace-10692.html
[26] Root, G. (n.d.). How Managers With Different Leadership Styles Motivate Their Teams. Retrieved on July 20, 2015 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/managers-different-leadership-styles-motivate-teams-10823.html
[27] Gobal, R. & Chowdhury, G. (2014). Leadership Styles and Employee Motivation: An Empirical Investigation in a Leading Oil Company in India. International journal of research in business management, 2 (5) pp. 1-10.
[28] Buble, M., Juras, A., & Matic, I. (2014). The Relationship between Managers’ Leadership Styles and Motivation. Retrieved on July 20, 2015 from https://www.efst.hr/management/Vol19No1-2014/7-Buble_Juras_Matic.pdf
[29] Rawat, S. R. (2015). Impact of transformational leadership over employee morale and motivation. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 8, 25-34. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1674777401?accountid=142908
[30] Glanz, J. (1998). An introduction to action research: It is not all that complicated. In Action research: An educational leader’s guide to school improvement (pp. 1-33). Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
[31] Uwec (n.d.). Quantitative and Qualitative Data collection methods. Retrieved July 12, 2015 from http://people.uwec.edu/piercech/researchmethods/data%20collection%20methods/data%20collection%20methods.htm
[32] Tracey, S. (2013). Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
[33] Research Rundown. (n.d.). Mixed Methods Research Designs. Retrieved on July 29, 2015 from https://researchrundowns.wordpress.com/mixed/mixed-methods-research-designs/
[34] Haywood, D. (2014). Effects of Leadership Strategies on Employee Motivation and Job Performance.
[35] Elzahiri, S. (2010). Impact of Principles Leadership Style on Teacher Motivation.
600 ATLANTIC AVE, BOSTON,
MA 02210, USA
+001-6179630233
AIS is an academia-oriented and non-commercial institute aiming at providing users with a way to quickly and easily get the academic and scientific information.
Copyright © 2014 - 2017 American Institute of Science except certain content provided by third parties.