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Perceived leadership style and employee participation in a manufacturing company in the democratic republic of Congo.

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dc.contributor.author Mitonga-Monga, Jeremy
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, Melinde
dc.contributor.author Cilliers, Frans
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-19T08:50:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-19T08:50:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-18
dc.identifier.citation Mitonga-Monga, Jeremy, Coetzee, Melinde & Cilliers, F.V.N. 2012.Perceived leadership style and employee participation in a manufacturing company in the democratic republic of Congo. African Journal of Business Management, vol. 6 (15), pp. 5389-5398. en
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6814
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationship between the perceived leadership style (measured by the leader behavior descriptive questionnaire) and employee participation (measured by the employee participation survey), and looked at how individuals differ with respect to these variables in terms of demographical factors such as gender, age, educational level and functional department. A crosssectional survey was conducted with a convenience sample of 200 employees from a manufacturing company in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The results indicated that the participants’ perceptions of a leader’s behavioral style have a significant influence on their perceptions of employee participation. The study further found that male participants perceived their leader’s style significantly more positive than their female counterparts. Participants’ with master’s and doctoral degrees were significantly more positive about the level of employee participation than the participants with undergraduate levels qualifications. Participants in the exploitation management department were significantly more positive about their leaders’ style than those in the other functional departments. The findings add new knowledge that may be used to inform human resource practitioners in the development and coaching of leaders and employees in manufacturing companies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Academic Journals en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Leadership style en
dc.subject employee participation en
dc.title Perceived leadership style and employee participation in a manufacturing company in the democratic republic of Congo. en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Industrial & Organisational Psychology en


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