The Effect of Leadership Style on Employee Engagement in Ethiopian Army Foundation

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of the study is to see how leadership styles affect employee engagement at the Ethiopian Army Foundation's headquarters in Addis Ababa. The study used a quantitative research method and a descriptive research design. Specifically, Simple Random Sampling and non-random, which are purposive sampling selection techniques. The primary datasets were chosen from 162 targeted populations. As a result, 115 respondents were chosen as a sample, and questionnaires were given, with 114 being retrieved and used. The study employed Gallup's Employee Engagement Q12 Survey for employee engagement rating scale and standardized Multifactor Leadership Questionnaires for leadership. Using the SPSS software version 25, the obtained data was transformed into descriptive statistics, namely, frequencies, percentages, and mean and inferential statistics such as correlation and regression analyses. The results of the research indicate that both transformational and transactional leadership styles have a positive and significant influence on employee engagement, according to regression analysis results. The researcher made recommendations for the EAFHQs based on the findings, which included offering the appropriate training as well as new strategies to apply both leadership styles because they positively influence employee engagement



Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, Employee Engagement