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Dr. Robert DeYoung


One of the most pressing concerns for business organizations remains the need to seek leaders who can manage employee effectively and efficiently to improve business performance. Guided by the principles of transformational leadership theory, this correlational study examined the relationship between leadership and non-financial performance at the brewery industry in Nigeria. I relied on primary data collected using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire -MLQ, job satisfaction scale-JSS, three-components commitment scale- JCS and six-item Turnover Intention Scale (TIS-6) to measure leadership, job satisfaction, employee commitment and turnover intention. Four hundred participants who were senior and junior manager at Nigerian Breweries Plc. were recruited using the stratified sampling approach. I determined how the participants related to questions connected to the independent variable which is leadership and the dependent variables consisting of employee satisfaction, job commitment, and turnover intention. Pearson correlation and hierarchical multiple regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. Results of the statistical analysis for the first research hypothesis revealed that leadership has a significant relationship with job satisfaction and predicted employee satisfaction. Analysis for the second research hypothesis established that leadership has a significant relationship with job commitment, but does not predict employee commitment. Results of the statistical analysis for the third research hypothesis demonstrated that leadership has a significant relationship with turnover intention and predicted employee turnover intention. The study findings could promote positive social change by encouraging the brewery industry to train leaders in effective behaviors and style that can enhance employee satisfaction, job commitment and lower turnover intention.

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