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Leadership styles: influence on employee’s attitudes and behavior

Student: Veronika Deminskaya

Supervisor: Evgenia S. Balabanova

Faculty: Faculty of Management

Educational Programme: Bachelor

Year of Graduation: 2014

<p style="text-align: center;">Abstract</p><p style="text-align: center;">Leadership styles: influence on employee&rsquo;s attitudes and behavior</p><p style="text-align: right;">Deminskaya V.</p><p>The graduation work consists of introduction, table of contents, two chapters, conclusion, and bibliography. The paper contains 159 pages, 57 pictures, 32 tables, 2 schematics.</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>The research is aimed</strong> to consider and analyze how leadership styles influence employees&rsquo; attitudes and behavior</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Data were collected </strong>through standardized face-to-face interviews among the LLC First Building Company employees.</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>The author analyzed </strong>connections between the employees&rsquo; assessment of their supervisors&rsquo; leadership styles, on the one hand, and the employees&rsquo; attitudes and behavior, on the other hand.</p><p>The first chapter of the paper considers theoretical approaches towards leadership: the history of the leader genesis, power and influence as instruments of management, the duality of the leader conception, the differences between manager and leader, the &ldquo;great persons&rdquo; approach, the behavior approach, the situation approach, the modern approach, the leader to member theory, the conception of employee&rsquo;s attitudes and behavior, the influence of the most well-known leadership styles (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, transactional, transformational) on employee&rsquo;s attitudes and behavior.</p><p>The second chapter presents the results of empirical study of the relations between autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire leadership styles, on the one hand, and job satisfaction, work engagement and organizational commitment of the employees, on the other hand:. The results of the research supported the hypothesis that democratic leadership positively relates to all attitudes under consideration while laissez-faire leadership style decreases them. In particular, democratic leadership demonstrated the highest mean scores of job satisfaction (4,1 on the 5-point scale) comparing to directive leadership (3,1) and laissez-faire leadership (2,5); democratic leadership demonstrated the highest mean scores of work engagement (4,1) comparing to directive leadership (3,2) and laissez-faire leadership (2,7); democratic leadership demonstrated the highest mean scores of organization commitment (4,3) comparing to directive leadership (3,1) and laissez-faire leadership (2,6). The results of the research allow concluding that democratic leadership style is more preferable for employees and show the importance to develop &ldquo;participative&rdquo; management practices.</p>

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