Directive Leadership and Satisfaction: A Unique Relationship

Sajeela Rabbani, Rabia Imran, Sumaira Shamoon , Nida Kamal

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The research was aimed at examining the impact of directive leadership on job satisfaction. Furthermore, it investigated the moderating role played by power distance and personality dimensions i.e., Neuroticism, Extraversion and Conscientiousness on the said relationship. A purposive sample of 137 respondents from public sector organizations of Pakistan was selected for the study. The results revealed that directive leadership has an impact on job satisfaction however, in a negative direction. The hypothesized moderating role of Neuroticism and Extraversion were supported whereas, Conscientiousness and power distance were not found to play any significant role as moderators. Limitations and direction for future research were also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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