Author: Chu, Wing-pui Sandra
Title: Linking leadership styles with organizational commitment and other work-related behaviors
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1998
Subject: Leadership
Commitment (Psychology)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Department of Management
Pages: viii, 102 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: This study is conducted in a U.S. based multinational chemical firm in Hong Kong. The focus of this study is to examine the relationship between leadership styles with that of the attitudinal and behavioral aspects of employees. The independent variables are two leadership dimensions, Consideration and Initiating Structure while the dependent variables are the Three-Components of Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Job Performance and Intention to Quit. Both descriptive and statistical analysis were performed to test the hypotheses. Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviations of the dependent and independent variables were computed. Besides, ANOVA analysis and zero-order correlation analysis were also performed. Finally, relationships between the dependent variables and independent variables were derived using multiple regression analysis. Results in this study show that the majority of the hypotheses were partly or totally substantiated. First of all, no significant differences of organizational commitment and other work-related behaviours were found for subordinates with different functions of work. For the commitment variables, significant positive relationship was found between Affective Commitment with that of Consideration and Initiating Structure, significant positive relationship was found between Normative Commitment and Consideration. However, no significant relationship was found between Continuance Commitment with neither Consideration nor Initiating Structure. Besides, Consideration was the only significant positive predictor for Job Satisfaction and Job Performance respectively. Furthermore, Consideration is a significant negative predictor of Intention to Quit. Finally, implications of the findings, limitations and suggestions for future research are also discussed in the last part of this dissertation.
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