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Canonical Analysis of Perceived Leadership Styles and Employees’ Commitment in Nigeria

Abasilim , U. D. and Gberevbie, D.E. and Osibanjo, Adewale Omotayo (2018) Canonical Analysis of Perceived Leadership Styles and Employees’ Commitment in Nigeria. In: 14th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, 18-19 October 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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This paper examines the relationship between leadership styles (transformational, transactional and lassiez-faire leadership) and employees’ commitment and also identify the specific leadership styles sub-variables that relate more to the employees’ commitment in Lagos State Civil Service Commission of Nigeria. The paper employed a cross-sectional survey research design. All current employees of the organisation were the population of the study, while the sample for this study included employees who were selected through simple random sampling technique. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) and Organisational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) developed by Bass and Avolio (2004) and Meyer and Allen (1997) respectively were used to collect data. Data obtained from the organisation were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) 22.0 version. The results were the outcome of the analysis of the data obtained from respondents. The significance level was considered when p<0.05. The result shows that there is a positive relationship between leadership styles (transformational and transactional leadership) and employees’ commitment and on the contrary a negative relationship between and lassiez-faire leadership style and employees’ commitment in the study context. Furthermore, the result revealed that the most prominent sub-variables among the leadership styles that related more to employees’ commitment are inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, contingent reward and idealised behaviour respectively. The study recommends that the management of Lagos State Civil Service Commission of Nigeria should adopt more of transformational leadership style, with specific reference to idealised behaviour, inspirational motivation and intellectual motivation subvariables in ensuring employees’ commitment and also note that leadership styles of management are crucial to the attainment of appreciable employees’ commitment for organisational performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil Service Commission, employees’ commitment, Lagos State, leadership styles, Nigeria
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 07:44
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 14:19

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