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Effect of leadership style on organisational commitment of international employees working in Ireland

Gallegos Peña, Magda Yazmin (2022) Effect of leadership style on organisational commitment of international employees working in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this research is to evaluate the effect of transformational and transactional leadership styles on international employees’ organisational commitment by working in Ireland. Additionally, the researcher used as an example of rewarding the employment permit to evaluate the correlation with the commitment of employees in transactional style. In total 162 valid questionnaires were collected. The research used the non-probability sampling method to collect primary data. The respondents were selected based on the convenience and availability approach using the judgment of the researcher. The instrument of collecting data in this study was a quantitative method by a deductive approach using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ form 5X) to evaluate leadership styles behavior and Organisational Commitment was measured using the Affective, Continuance, and Normative Organisational and Occupational Commitment Scales. The researcher used SPSS v 27 and Microsoft Excel to analyze the results of the survey using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and regression analysis to have a better understanding of the effect of transformational and transactional leadership styles on organisational commitment. Findings reveal that both styles had a positive correlation with organisational commitment but the transformational had a higher effect on the dependent variable. Additionally, the example of an employment permit as a reward showed contradictory results due to the responses indicating it has a negative effect on employees' commitment. But in the interpretation of the researcher this kind of compensation may be used by companies in the short term as a motivator and to develop a strong relationship in the long term companies and leaders may build commitment by applying more transformational leadership and adding more internal and external benefits that can bring to the employee more affective commitment to the corporation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transformational Leadership; Transactional Leadership; Organisational Commitment; Employee Reward
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Reward Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 12:36
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 12:36
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5696

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