Leadership styles and its effectiveness on employees' job commitment

Oladipo Kolapo Sakiru, Jamilah Othman, Abu Daud Silong, Mohammed Abdullahi, Aishat Agbana, Narges Kia, Nwosu Lucia Ndidi


The effective leaders are leaders that directly suggests competent and committed employees. Studies within the human resource development and organizational  behavior literatures have proven that leadership styles and employee job commitment are  major factors towards the organizational failure or success. The objective of this research ended up being to investigate the relationship between leadership styles (transactional, transformational, and laissez-faire) and employee commitment (affective, continuance, and normative commitment) within an organization in Nigeria. Total participants within the research were 80 employees. Two separate instruments, namely multifactor leadership questionnaire (MLQ) and organizational commitment questionnaire (OCQ), were utilized to determine leadership styles and employees’ commitment respectively. The findings from the study revealed that transformational  leadership style is  the most common leadership style utilized by the managers within the organization also it was revealed in the findings that there's a substantial relationship between leadership styles and employees' job commitment within the organization in Nigeria.

Keywords: leadership style, job commitment, transformational leadership, transactional leadership, laissez-faire leadership.

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