Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.3, No.2

Measuring Employees Commitment as Outcome of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles: An Empirical Study

Dr Qadar Bakhsh Baloch*, Nazim Ali, Dr Gohar Zaman

* Dr Qadar Bakhsh Baloch, Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College University, Peshawar
Mr. Nazim Ali, Lecturer, Department of Management Sciences, Abasyn University, Peshawar
Dr Gohar Zaman, Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College University, Peshawar

This study was conducted to measure the employees’ commitment as outcomes of leadership styles- transformational and transactional. Data was collected from three hundred and twelve (312) private sector colleges’ teachers through two time tested questionnaires, The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5x/Short Form) (Bass & Avolio, 1995) and Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (Porter et al., 1974). Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 15 Version) was used for data operation. Pearson correlation revealed a significant positive relationship between transformational leadership style and employees’ commitment and transactional leadership style and employees’ commitment. Multiple Regressions indicated that the transactional leadership
had 31% impact on employees’ commitment and transformational leadership had 49% impact on employees’ commitment.

Keywords: Transformational leadership; Transactional Leadership; College teachers; Commitment; Pakistan




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