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Influence of Leaders’ Perceived Power Source on Employees’ Commitment and Work Attitude
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Volume 5, 2018
Issue 3 (September)
Pages: 48-54   |   Vol. 5, No. 3, September 2018   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Omisakin C. Yemisi, Criminology and Sociology Department, AdekunleAjasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria; Haematology Department, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido -Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
[2]
Omisakin C. Tope, Haematology Department, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido -Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
[3]
Esan A. Jacob, Haematology Department, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido -Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
[4]
Owagbemi G. O., Criminology and Sociology Department, AdekunleAjasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Abstract
Power is the individual’s capacity to move others, to entice others, to persuade and encourage others to attain specific goals or to engage in specific behaviour; it is the capacity to influence and motivate others. The aim of this study was to improve understanding of the perception of leaders’ power source and how it influence employee’s commitment and work attitude. One hundred and eighty three (183) civil servants comprising of one hundred and twelve (112) females and seventy one (71) males participated in the research work. Fifty eighty (58) participants (38 males and 20 females) were single; one hundred and nine (109) participants (30 males and 79 females) were married while sixteen (16) participants (3 males and 13 females) were divorced. Participant’s age ranged between 18 and 65 years. Power source scales (PSS), organizational commitment scale (OCS) and work group functioning scale were used to measure the variables in the research work. The theorized pattern of relationships between leaders perceived power source, employees commitment and work attitude is supported, specifically positive linkage of employees’ commitment. The fact that gender and age of employees has no effect on their commitment and work attitude was confirmed in this research work.
Keywords
Power Source, Employee’s Commitment, Leaders’ Perceived, Work Attitude
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