Leadership Styles and Job Satisfaction among Employees in Small and Medium Enterprises

Oladipo Kolapo Sakiru, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva, Jamilah Othman, Abu Daud Silong, Adekanye Temitope Busayo



Investigation into the relationship between leadership styles and job satisfaction among employees in small and
medium enterprises in Nigeria is the main focus of this research. The research used survey design to gather data
from one hundred and fifteen employees from the small and medium enterprises.The study utilized simple random
sampling techniquesand data was collected using a questionnaire that required respondent to rate their level of job
satisfactions as well as their “leaders” leadership styles using a five point scale likert type. The result of correlation
analysis revealed that the entire leadership styles items are statistically significant at .05 level of significance, also
the result of descriptive statisticsindicates transformational leadership styles has the most commonly used
leadership styles in the small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.Transformational leaders are needed insmall and
medium scale enterprises in Nigeria to be able to achieve the mission, objectives and goals for the development of
this enterprisein the country.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v8n13p34

International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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