Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)

Abstract

Effect of Leadership Style on Employee Engagement with Motivational Factor as Mediator

Author(s): Dalowar Hossan

This study aims to extend the literature by examining the mediating effect of motivational factors between the relationship of leadership styles and employee engagement in the Readymade Garments (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. The study is used Herzberg’s two-factor theory and full range leadership theory. Using the deductive approach and quantitative technique, the study has collected data from 387 employees of the RMG industry via a closed-ended researcher-administered questionnaire. The findings show that intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors, as well as transactional leadership style, have a significant effect on employee engagement in the RMG industry. Motivational factors (intrinsic and extrinsic) mediate the relationship between the relationship of leadership styles (transformational and transactional) and employee engagement. It is suggested that the industry should focus on transactional leadership style and motivational factors for filling the ambitious target in the future.

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