Investigating the Mediating Effect of Affective Commitment Between Leadership Style, Communication and Project Success in Virtual Projects of Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Mudasar Ghafoor


Despite growing interest on the issues of communication, leadership style and commitment, studies examining the relationship between all of these three variables are lacking. This paper attempts to address this gap. Nowadays socio-economical changes have significant influence on the project success rate. The motive quantitative correlational research is inspecting relationship among leadership style and communication (independent variable) on project success (dependent variable), having the mediating effect of affective commitment virtual projects. The whole project professionals received 3-part personally administrative questionnaire. For data analysis SPSS 21 and AMOS 21 is used. In SPSS researcher conduct the analysis demographics variables and correlational analysis while in AMOS CFA and Path analysis is tested. Convenience random sampling technique is used for collecting the data. It draws on survey data involving 225 virtual project managers. Response rate is 93.2%. The findings designated statistically significant relationship among leadership style, communication on project success in virtual projects. And affective commitment contributes as mediation in these relationships. This is helpful for virtual project managers for best results.

Keywords: leadership style, communication, affective commitment and project success

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