A study of Thai employees' preferred leadership style

Yukongdi, Vimolwan (2010) A study of Thai employees' preferred leadership style. Asia Pacific Business Review, 16 (1-2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 1360-2381

Abstract

This study examined the perceived and preferred style of leadership among employees in Thai organizations. Data were collected from a sample of employees in manufacturing firms. Correlation analysis and analysis of variance techniques were employed to examine the relationships between preferred leadership style, perceived leadership style, influence in decision making, satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. The results showed that the most preferred style of leader for employees was the consultative manager, followed by participative, paternalistic, whilst the least preferred leader was an autocratic manager. On the other hand, the largest proportion of employees perceived their managers to be consultative, followed by paternalistic, autocratic, and participative. In addition, employees who perceived their managers to be more democratic also reported a higher level of influence in decision making, greater satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Vimolwan Yukongdi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 05:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: autocratic; consultative; cultural dimensions; leadership style; participative; paternalistic; Thai employees
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13602380903168962
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8343

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