Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Page: 12-21
Leadership Styles and Employee Performance in Nigerian Higher Educational Institutions
Marcus Garvey Orji, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Olowu Daudu Malachy, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Solomon Abba Boman, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Akhimien Emmanuel, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 31, 2016;       Accepted: Dec. 28, 2016;       Published: Jan. 20, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170201.12      View  3635      Downloads  204
Abstract
Employee performance may be taken to be the end result of a motivated worker by the leader, since the leader create a situation that the individual will find both meaningful and challenging enough and decides to work consistently hard even in the absence of that leader. The main theme of this study is that leadership effectiveness on its different forms has a significant impact on employee performance in the Nigerian higher educational Institutions. The two dimensions under study are Transactional and Transformational leadership and the study is centred on two institutions namely Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria. The study is a comparative one and survey method was adopted. Both primary and secondary data were applied by the way of questionnaire administered and the studies by other investigators in order to provide clues regarding casual relations among variables. The effect of the two types of leaderships was tested on the employees of the organizations, using simple calculations of mean, chi-square and student T-test as the method for analysis. The results revealed that the style of leadership attitude affect the needs and goals of employees as well as the performance of employee. The study concludes that effective leaders are those who increase employee’s motivation by clarifying for subordinates the paths to effective performance and this is the connection between performance and reward and recommended that charismatic and contingent reward should be pursed in all organizations by leaders as a leadership method.
Keywords
Leadership, Styles, Employee Performance, Nigerian Institutions
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Marcus Garvey Orji, Olowu Daudu Malachy, Solomon Abba Boman, Akhimien Emmanuel, Leadership Styles and Employee Performance in Nigerian Higher Educational Institutions, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 12-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170201.12
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