Relationship between Leader Behaviors and Employees’ Job Satisfaction: A Path-Goal Approach
Author(s)Sikandar Hayyat Malik
employees’ job satisfaction
DOAJ:Business and Management
DOAJ:Business and Economics
Social sciences (General)
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AbstractThis descriptive and cross-sectional study looked at the relationships between leader behavior and employees’ job satisfaction in Pakistan. The data were collected from middle and first line managers through survey questionnaires using a stratified random sampling technique. Employee job satisfaction depends upon the leadership behavior of managers. There was significant correlation between all the four path-goal leader behaviors i.e. directive; supportive; participative; and achievement oriented leader behavior and job in general & supervision were significant. There was a significant correlation between the attributes of subordinate (age, gender, qualification, rank, experience and length of service under the current supervisor) and their job satisfaction. Similarly, the correlation between situational factors (locus of control, ability, task structure, role ambiguity, stress, achievement need and autonomy need) and subordinates’ job satisfaction was significant.