The association between organizational culture and leadership behaviour and organizational commitment, job satisfaction and employee performance - A Malaysian perspective

Lee, Huey Yiing (2008) The association between organizational culture and leadership behaviour and organizational commitment, job satisfaction and employee performance - A Malaysian perspective. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

Purpose – This study seeks to investigate the association between different types of organizational culture and leadership behaviours and organizational commitment, job satisfaction and employee performance in the Malaysian setting. Design/methodology/approach – Data was gathered from 238 Malaysian UM MBA part-time students and the researcher’s working peers. Data on the respondents’ organizational culture and leadership behaviours, and how they affect organizational commitment, job satisfaction and employee performance, were collected using the OCI (Wallach, 1983), leadership behaviour questionnaire (Harris and Ogbonna, 2001), ACS (Allen and Meyer, 1990), single global rating for job satisfaction (Robbins, 2005), and overall performance questionnaire (Motowidlo and Van Scotter, 1994), respectively. Descriptive statistics were reported, followed by factor analysis, reliability analysis, Pearson correlation and hypotheses testing using hierarchical multiple regression. Findings – Generally and with a few exceptions, leadership behaviour was found to be significantly related to organizational commitment, and organizational culture played an important role in moderating this relationship. Organizational commitment was found to be significantly associated with job satisfaction, but not with employee performance. However, only supportive culture influenced the relationship between commitment and satisfaction. Possible causes and implications for managers are discussed. Originality/value – This article contributes to the existing pool of knowledge on the relationships between leadership behaviours, organizational culture, organizational commitment, job satisfaction and employee performance. Different aspects of these variables were tested, so as to provide a wider and more comprehensive understanding on the factors which affect organizations and employees. Keywords – Leadership, Organizational Culture, Commitment, Satisfaction, Performance, Malaysia. Category – Research Paper

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership behaviour, Organizational culture, Organizational ommitment, Job satisfaction, Employee performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: MS NOOR ZAKIRA ZULRIMI
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 06:31
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 06:31
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/789

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