The Effect of Leadership Style on Organizational Commitment Among Academic Staff in Yemeni Universities

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The Effect of Leadership Style on Organizational Commitment among Academic Staff in Yemeni Universities Sameh Adel Abdo Saeed
UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
JUNE 2011
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The Effect of Leadership Style on Organizational Commitment among Academic Staff in Yemeni Universities A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School in Partial Fulfillment of Master of Business Administration

Universiti Utara Malaysia
By
Sameh Adel Abdo Saeed
© Sameh Adel Abdo Saeed, June 2011. All Rights Reserved
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PERMISSION TO USE
In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a postgraduate degree from the Universiti Utara Malaysia, I agree that the University Library may make it freely available for inspection. I further agree that permission for copying this thesis in any manner, in whole or in part, for scholarly purposes may be granted by my supervisor(s) or, in their absence, by the Dean of College of Business. It is understood that any copying or publication or use of this thesis or parts thereof for financial gain shall not be allowed without my permission. It is also understood that due recognition shall be given to me and to Universiti Utara Malaysia for any scholarly use which may be made of any material from my thesis. Request for permission to copy or to take other use of materials in this thesis, in whole or in part, should be addressed to: Dean of College of Business

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ABSTRACT
Previous studies have documented the importance of the leadership style on the organizational commitment. This study is investigated the effect of leadership style on the organization commitment and attempt to figure out the relationship between the constructs. However, this study was conducted in Yemen context specifically among public academic staff in Yemeni Universities. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of leadership styles (transformational & transactional) on organizational commitment (affective, continuous, and normative). A total 105 staff of public universities in Yemen were participated in this study in order to investigate the relationship between the dependent and independent variables of this study. The result of this study shows that there is a positive significant relationship between the transformational leadership to all dimension of organizational commitment. The result also find that transactional leaders are positive by significant relate to all dimension of organizational commitment. v

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
AlhamduLillah rab al-alamiin wa asalat wa asalam ala’a ashraf khalq Allah Muhamad bin Abdullah peace and blessings be upon him. Finally it is the end of my Master of business Administration which I have been going through for the last 3 months. I have experienced lots of things while working on the project of The Effect of Leadership Style on Organizational Commitment among Academic Staff in Yemeni Universities which is completed as scheduled. I would like to express my deepest sense of gratitude to my parents who pushed me through and helped me in every way possible to continue my postgraduate studies specially my late father Adel who passed away recently May Allah Rest his soul. I would like to present my humble appreciation and gratefulness to all the people who made this journey possible those who knowingly and unknowingly were so helpful and important in the difficult moments. Firstly, my deepest appreciation goes to Dr. Faiz Ahmad, who has provided unlimited amount of encouragement and professional support. He valued my commitment to self and lifelong learning and all the while supporting my professional endeavors. Thank you Dr. Faiz for always having positive attitude and outlook; you are an incredible supervisor and an outstanding leader, Secondly my examiner Prof. Dr. Ruswiati Surya Saputra, for her valuable suggestions, ideas, and help. I would like to thank all my lectures who gave me support and showed me the right path...
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