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Autocratic, Democratic and Laissez-Faire Leadership Styles: Is there a link between these Leadership Styles and Absenteeism/ Withdrawal Amongst Millennials?

Houlihan, Fiona (2020) Autocratic, Democratic and Laissez-Faire Leadership Styles: Is there a link between these Leadership Styles and Absenteeism/ Withdrawal Amongst Millennials? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to look at democratic, autocratic and laissez-faire leadership styles against counterproductive work behaviour, specifically absenteeism/ withdrawal amongst the millennial cohort.
Counterproductive work behaviour results in a huge cost to the Irish economy on a yearly basis. Coming to work late, leaving early and taking longer than allowed lunch breaks result in a cost to the organisation. These are behaviours that most organisations, small, medium or large would experience at some level. There are a number of factors that attribute to counterproductive work behaviour such as stress, workload and personality.
This study identifies the leadership style of the respondent’s manager against absenteeism/ withdrawal behaviour of the participant in order to identify if there a link. Furthermore, the study looks, within the parameters of the questions asked, what the most popular type of absenteeism is and frequency is. In addition, the study looks at which leadership style experiences counterproductive work behaviour most regularly.
Millennials as a cohort were chosen due to the size of this group currently in employment and at the right level to partake in the study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Absence Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 11:41
Last Modified: 25 May 2021 11:41
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4843

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