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‘People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers’: An examination into the influence of leadership styles on employee satisfaction and turnover in the Irish residential social care sector.

Flynn, Amy (2016) ‘People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers’: An examination into the influence of leadership styles on employee satisfaction and turnover in the Irish residential social care sector. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research aimed to examine the impact of leadership style on job satisfaction and turnover intention within an Irish residential social care setting. This research was undertaken as there was a gap in the literature with regard to the Irish social care sector, particularly in relation to leadership styles and their effects. Previous research had shown that transformational leadership was associated with higher job satisfaction and lower turnover intention, with the opposite reported for transactional leadership. It also showed that job satisfaction and retention were highly correlated. Findings from this research has shown that in the selected social care setting transformational leadership style was associated with lower job satisfaction and turnover intent. Transactional leadership style and low job satisfaction was found to be associated with high turnover intention.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Staff Turnover
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 10:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2281

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