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The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Job Satisfaction in Selected Colleges at King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Job Satisfaction in Selected Colleges at King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Esther Iriagbonse Eroje, Erasmus Kofi Appiah, Alezi Braimoh Ifindon Eroje, M Zakirulla*, Jimly James Kunjappu and Ibrahim AlShahrani

Abstract

Background: Leadership has become the key issues in managing the organization, the emerging business and economic environments have forced organizations to be flexible, adaptive, entrepreneurial and innovative to meet changing demand of the present-day business environment. The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between the various dimensions of transformational leadership (predictor variable) and their effects on employees’ job satisfaction (criterion variable) in three selected Colleges (Medicine, Dentistry and Science) in King Khalid University. Methods: The methodology employed in this study was a quantitative and cross-sectional correlational survey type of design Data collection was done using a questionnaire design that was directly administered to the participants. 250 questionnaires were sent to the participating three colleges (Medicine, Dentistry and Sciences). Results: The findings of the multiple linear regression analysis indicated a weak positive association between transformational leadership behavior and employees’ job satisfaction (R-value 0.386). The multiple linear regression analysis signifies a weak positive correlation between transformational leadership behavior and job satisfaction (R-value 0.386). A p-value in Spearman’s rho that is less than the 0.05 level of significance indicated that there is a significant level of relationship which exists between transformational leadership behavior and job satisfaction. Conclusions: This study concluded that transformational leadership behavior and its four dimensions showed a weak positive correlation with a statistically significant level of relationship between transformational leadership behaviour and employees’ job satisfaction among three selected colleges (Medicine, Dentistry and Sciences) in King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.

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