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Impact of Leadership Styles on Job Satisfaction in Higher Education Institutions

International Journal on Leadership

Volume 2 Issue 2

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: Shyji P. D., G. Santhiyavalli | Author(s) Affiliation:
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between leadership styles exercised by the principals as perceived by the staff in higher education institutions and job satisfaction of teaching staff in these institutions. Socio-economic variables of the respondents were also taken into consideration for this study. The participants of the study were 534 academic staff teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate colleges affiliated to Andhra University at Visakhapatnam. The data used in this paper are primary in nature. The questionnaire based on Leadership Styles and Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire was used as measuring instruments and administered to the sample of 650 academic staff. 534 staff responded and their opinions were studied in detail. In this analytical study significant relations were found between leadership styles of principals as perceived by the staff and their level of job satisfaction. The findings show that leadership styles and socio-economic variables did have an impact on job satisfaction. Statistical tools used for this study are correlation and multiple regressions.

Keywords: Leadership Styles, Job Satisfaction, Teaching Staff

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