Leadership styles as predictors of employee engagement at a selected tertiary institution

SA Journal of Human Resource Management

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Title Leadership styles as predictors of employee engagement at a selected tertiary institution
Creator Southgate, Genevieve Aderibigbe, John K. Balogun, Tolulope V. Mahembe, Bright
Subject — administrative and support staff; employee engagement; servant leadership; tertiary institution; transformational leadership; transactional leadership.
Description Orientation: The study examined transformational leadership (TFL), transactional leadership (TSL) and servant leadership (SL) as predictors of employee engagement (EE) at a tertiary institution in Cape Town.Research purpose: The study empirically investigated the predictive role of TFL, TSL and SL in EE among a university’s staff in Cape Town.Motivation for the study: The workforce disruption known as ‘The Great Resignation’, in which many Americans voluntarily left their jobs during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, provides evidence of the necessity for this investigation.Research approach/design and method: The study adopted the positivist philosophical view using an explanatory survey research design and a quantitative approach. The researchers sampled 198 administrative and support staff via a validated questionnaire.Main findings: The study showed a statistically significant collective impact of TFL, TSL and SL on EE (R2 = 0.268; F = 25.019; p 0.01). Similarly, the study’s findings revealed a statistically significant impact of TFL on EE (β = 0.269; t = 3.115; p 0.01) and a statistically significant influence of TSL on EE (β = 0.254; t = 3.020; p 0.01). However, the results indicated that SL did not significantly impact EE.Practical/managerial implications: Management of tertiary institutions and supervisors should possess TFL and TSL competencies and be swift in engaging their subordinates.Contribution/value-add: The research outcomes provides insight into enhancing an engaged workforce and proactive measures to increase EE.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-08-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v21i0.2238
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 21 (2023); 10 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
Language eng
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