Effect of employees' perception towards leader behaviours on employee affective commitment

Wang, Catherine Siew Yin. (2010) Effect of employees' perception towards leader behaviours on employee affective commitment. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine how employee affective commitment is related to specific leader behaviours namely relations-, tasks- and change-oriented behaviours. This study also sought to determine the extent to which level of affective commitment differs in terms of gender, age, years of service, job level and academic achievement. The sample of respondents participated in this study consisted of employees from four organizations from the private sector and a public secondary school located in the state of Penang. Questionnaires were completed and returned by 153 out of 200 employees asked to complete questionnaires, yielding 77 percent response rate. Statistical techniques such as independent sample t-test, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze data collected. The inferential analysis of data results demonstrated that seven alternate hypotheses were accepted. There was a significant difference in the level of employee affective commitment based on age, years of service and job level. It was also found that all three dimensions of leader behaviours were significantly related to employee affective commitment. The multiple regression analysis showed that relations-oriented behaviours have the greatest influence on affective commitment. This study has provided some insights and implications to organizations and practitioners involved in daily interactions with employees or subordinates. Managers and supervisors will gain some insights about the importance of recognizing their leadership behaviours so that employees will perceive that their supervisors are treating them with respect. As organizations are becoming increasingly unstable and susceptible to impending changes, leaders should make use of the findings yielded from this study to guide their leadership behaviour in order to keep employees continuously committed to their work and organization.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Case studies, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 06:10
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 06:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24760

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