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Leadership Style and Job Satisfaction of Departmental Members at the Federal University Otuoke

Opigo E. Helen

Department of Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Faculty of Management Sciences, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State.;

For correspondence:-     Email: opigohh@fuotuoke.edu.ng

Received: December 12, 2020        Accepted: March 15, 2021        Published: 22 August 2021

Citation: Helen OE. Leadership Style and Job Satisfaction of Departmental Members at the Federal University Otuoke. Account Tax Rev 2021; 5(1):60-79 doi:

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This paper examined the leadership style practised by HODs within the context of transformation, transaction and Laissez-faire styles of leadership and their effect on job satisfaction of departmental members at the Federal University Otuoke. A descriptive survey research design method was used in the investigation, using questionnaire to solicit information from 116 departmental members regarding their perception of leadership styles of HODs and their effect on their job satisfaction. Based on results obtained, the study concluded that the performance of HODs could be achieved when the appropriate leadership style that engenders employees' commitment has been identified and applied.


Keywords: Leadership, transformation, transaction, laissez-faire, jobs, satisfaction

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