Effects of leadership types on job satisfaction among Malaysian higher education institutions

Shaari, R. and Kamarudin, D. and Soon-Yew, J. and Zakaria, H. (2022) Effects of leadership types on job satisfaction among Malaysian higher education institutions. Asian Journal of Instruction (E-AJI), 10 (1). pp. 54-70. ISSN 2148-2659. (Published)

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Employee job satisfaction is an important component of any job and could be influenced by different types of leadership. Keeping employees happy and satisfied while at the same time being a great leader is an extremely difficult balance, especially in educational leadership, where there are two different types of employees, mainly administrators, and educators. It requires a leader who can balance between the lines and choose the proper leadership style to motivate different types of employees. This study looks at three different leadership types: laissez-faire, transformational and transactional leadership. A purposeful sampling of 393 participants was utilized to sample educators from Malaysia's private and governmental education institutions. Data were collected using questionnaires. The findings indicated that transformational leadership and laissez-faire have a significant relationship to job satisfaction where laissez-faire (β = 0.608, t = 16.576, p = 0.000) and transformational leadership (β = 0.865, t = 8.498; p = 0.000), while transactional leadership has an insignificant relationship with job satisfaction (β = -0.019, t = 0.747, p = 0.227).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job satisfaction; Laissez-faire leadership; Malaysian higher education; Transactional leadership; Transformational leadership
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Diyana Kamarudin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 02:01
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 02:01
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/36655
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