JOB CHARACTERISTICS AND TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE AS PREDICTORS OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG CIVIL SERVANTS IN AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE

  • Bernard C CHINE Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Chukwuemeka A.F OKOYE Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Judith C Osineme Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Keywords: Job characteristics, transformational leadership style, job satisfaction, civil servants

Abstract

The study examined job characteristics and transformational leadership style as predictors of job satisfaction among civil servants in Awka, Anambra State. Two hundred and seven participants served in the study. They have a mean age of 32.6 years and standard deviation (S.D) of 3.8. Three instruments were employed for the study namely: 20 items Minnesota satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) developed by Weis, Daeis, England & Lofquist (1967); 21 items Job Diagnostic scale (JDS) developed by smith, Kendell & Hulin (1969); and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire developed by Bass, Avolio & Jung (1997). Three hypotheses were formulated and tested with multiple regression statistics. The first hypothesis was accepted since it confirmed that job characteristics would significantly predict job satisfaction among civil servants in Anambra State. The second and third hypotheses were equally accepted (F(2,204)=841.691,P<.001). The implication of the findings reveal theĀ  importance of job characteristics, transformational leadership style and also the joint influence of the two independent variables in arousingĀ  job satisfaction among Anambra State civil servants and by extension some civil servants in other states of Nigeria.

Author Biographies

Bernard C CHINE, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Chukwuemeka A.F OKOYE, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Judith C Osineme, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Department of Psychology

Published
2020-01-27
How to Cite
CHINE, B., OKOYE, C., & Osineme, J. (2020). JOB CHARACTERISTICS AND TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE AS PREDICTORS OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG CIVIL SERVANTS IN AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE. Practicum Psychologia, 9(2). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/1055
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