Investigation the Relationship between New Leadership Style (Transformational and Transactional) with Organizational Commitment Dimensions (Affective, Continuous and Normative) in Iranian Higher Education Institutions
Department of Business Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between new leadership style such as transformational and transactional leadership with organizational commitment such as affective, continuous and normative in Iranian higher education institutions. Statistical population consisted of male and female faculty members of District 2 of Islamic Azad University including confirmed official, official, contractual and probationary ones. According to purpose of study and composition of research population, a volume-based random-classified sampling was conducted and sample size was considered as 261 based on Krejcie and Morgan table; totally, 300 questionnaires were distributed to faculty members, that 265 questionnaires were used for the final analysis, which the results from analysis of them based on multiple linear regression show that there is a positive significant relationship between the transformational leadership and organizational commitment dimensions (affective, continuous and normative). Furthermore, transactional has also been found positive significant relationship with all dimensions of organizational commitment except organizational normative commitment. This study find out that leadership is crucial factor of enhancing the organizational commitment primary in higher education context.
[Kamal Ghalandari. Investigation the Relationship between New Leadership Style (Transformational and Transactional) with Organizational Commitment Dimensions (Affective, Continuous and Normative) in Iranian Higher Education Institutions. Life Sci J 2013;10(4s):17-25] (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 3
Keyword: Higher Education Institutions, Organizational Commitment Dimensions, Transactional Leadership, Transformational Leadership.