Relationships between Leadership Behaviour and Subordinates’ Commitment: A Case Study in the Thai Mining Industry

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Winyawong, Natchaphan (2016) Relationships between Leadership Behaviour and Subordinates’ Commitment: A Case Study in the Thai Mining Industry. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.


This study focuses on the relationship between leadership behaviour, leadership satisfaction and organizational commitment. Based on transformational and transactional leadership models and organizational commitment models, this study determines effective leadership development in the context of the Thai mining industry. By conducting a mixed method (quantitative and qualitative) approach, this study provides extensive acknowledgement of leadership behaviour and organizational commitment in different circumstances. This study explores and identifies the significant relationships between leadership behaviour factors and organizational commitment components by conducting surveys on 334 employees from four mining companies in Thailand. The results indicated that transformational leadership is the most preferable leadership style for employees. Transactional leadership however, is also considered necessary in some business management practices. This study investigates the causes and effects that impact leadership effectiveness by conducting in-depth interviews with senior mine staff. In conclusion, as both styles of leadership (transformational and transactional) are significantly related to satisfaction with leadership and organizational commitment, this study suggests that combining transformational and transactional leadership characteristics can enhance leadership effectiveness in the Thai mining industry.

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Doctor of Business Administration

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords employees, managers, transactional leadership, transformational leadership, workplace culture, leadership satisfaction, followership, organisational commitment, organisational behaviour, culture, cultural differences, working style, workplace communication, Thailand
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