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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)


Business Administration


Kathleen S. Andrews


Employees with low job satisfaction are less likely than employees with average or high job satisfaction to achieve organizational productivity objectives. Owners of U. S. companies lose an estimated $605 billion each year in productivity due to low employee job satisfaction. Grounded in the leader-member exchange theory, the purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the moderating impact of yoga on the relationship between employee trust in leadership and employee job satisfaction. Using LinkedIn and Facebook, participants were 80 full-time professionals living in the Baltimore County or Baltimore City vicinities who varied in their participation in yoga as part of a weekly routine. Participants completed two surveys, the Trust and Employee Satisfaction Survey and the Job Satisfaction Scale, on SurveyMonkey. The results of the standard multiple linear regression were statistically significant, F(3, 77) = 64.950, p < .001, R2 = .717. However, trust was the only statistically significant predictor (t = 13.85, p < .001). A key recommendation is for business leaders to develop safe and ethical workplace programs that encourage employees to trust their leaders. The implications for positive social change include the potential for employees to feel empowered to transform and create positive change within themselves, their households, and their communities.

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