Effect of Leadership Style and Employee’s Motivation: A case of Berhanna Selam Printing Enterprise (BSPE)

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Addis Ababa University


The main purpose of this study was to reveal the effects of leadership style on employees’ motivation in the work place of BSPE. The participants of this study were 83 employees of BSPE. In order to collect quantitative data, the researcher employed probability sampling technique to select participants of the study. Moreover, the researcher applied Bass & Avolio's’ (1995) multifactor leadership questionnaire and Ryan and Deci’s (2002) MySkillsProfile.com Limited questionnaires on motivation. The validity and reliability of MLQ and motivation items had been tested using Cronbach’s alpha for testing the reliability. The study used descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, two tailed Pearson correlation and regression analysis. The results showed that transformational and transactional leadership styles are the dominant leadership styles at BSPE. The regression results also revealed that transactional leadership style affects employees’ motivation followed by transformational leadership style and laissez-faire leadership style the work places of BSPE.



Motivation, Leadership style, Transformational