Impact of leadership approaches on employee motivation: An empirical investigation in Haramaya University

AshEse Journal of Business Management                                                                              

Vol. 1(3), pp. 028-038, August, 2015  

ISSN: 2059-7835

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Admkew Haile Mengesha  
Director for Research Facilities Management, Lecturer Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.  
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Received April, 2015; Accepted July, 2015.  
 
The study aims to explore leadership approach on employee motivation in Haramaya University. Primary and secondary data have been used for the study. Secondary data has been collected through published data in public domain. For primary data, using stratified sampling and simple random sampling techniques, 230 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 210 were completed and used for analysis. Data was collected from these 210 respondents belonging to different age groups, educational background, occupational status, job tenure, gender. The instrument employs 29 questions on Leadership approach and 10 questions on Motivation, on a 5-point and 7-point scale respectively. The survey was administered between September, 2014 and January, 2015.The researcher found that the dominant leadership approaches were transformational and transactional and employees were moderately motivated. The results of survey shows that adequate incorporation of transformational elements, such as idealized influence, inspirational motivation, and intellectual stimulation, individualized consideration, and other ingredients such as creativity, team orientation, appreciation of others, coaching and recognition, has strong impacts on employee motivation.  
 
Key words: Leadership approach, Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, Laissez -Faire Leadership, Employee Motivation. 

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