Swift Journal of Business And Finance Management Research (SJBFMR)
December 2016 Vol. 1(1), pp. 001-015
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Original Research Paper
Relationship Between Transformational Leadership Style and Organizational Commitment: Mediating Effects of Psychological Empowerment
Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan1, Du Jianguo2
1School of Management, Jiangsu University, China
2Jiangsu University, China.
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Accepted 5th December, 2016
This research investigates the relationship between transformational leadership style and employees organizational commitment to the mediating role of psychological empowerment in textile sector. Information was gathered using instruments from 250 employees. The transformational leadership questionnaire (MLQ-Multifactor leadership Questionnaire) which was designed by Bass & Avolio, 1997 was used to determine the perception of the employees towards transformational leadership style in two dimensions i.e. idealized influence and inspirational motivation. Transformational leadership style-Idealized influence & Inspirational Motivation are taken as an Independent variable, Affective organizational commitment as Dependent variable while psychological empowerment as a mediating variable. Data obtained from each of the research instruments is than statistically analyzed. Pearson Correlation is used to identify the relationship between variables. All the relationship between dependent, independent and mediating variables is significant. The correlation showed that there exists a positive significant relationship between idealized influence and affective organizational commitment, Inspirational motivation and affective organizational commitment, affective organizational commitment and psychological empowerment. Overall findings from the study suggest that there is a significant relationship between transformational leadership style and organizational commitment. The mediating variables which one is suitable in the model, i.e. psychological empowerment and the model are good fit as the F value is significant.
Keywords: Transformational leadership, Idealized influence, Inspirational Motivation, Psychological Commitment.Read [Full Text - PDF]