Leadership and gender in the public sector: the mediating effect of job satisfaction / Fadilah Puteh, NurSyazwani Mohamad and ‪Sharifah Syahirah Syed Sheikh‬

Puteh, Fadilah and Mohamad, NurSyazwani and Syed Sheikh‬, Sharifah Syahirah (2018) Leadership and gender in the public sector: the mediating effect of job satisfaction / Fadilah Puteh, NurSyazwani Mohamad and ‪Sharifah Syahirah Syed Sheikh‬. Journal of Administrative Science, 15 (2). pp. 99-117. ISSN Vol.15, Issue 2, 2018

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Abstract

Topics on gender and leadership style have attracted many researchers from various field of study particularly in psychology and management discipline. Gender and leadership is one of the most controversial issues especially in the public sector organizations. Furthermore, research that focus on gender role is scarce in Malaysia particularly in an enforcement agency. Women are found to be struggling to exercise effective leadership style in an agency that is highly perceived as masculine position. The constructs of the study were adapted from Korabik and Ayman Multi-Perspective Model of Gender and Leadership (2007). The model consists of three (3) main variables namely intrapsychic process, social structural, and interpersonal interactions. The objectives of this paper are threefold: (1) to examine the level of employee acceptance towards male and female bosses; (2) to examine the effect of intrapsychic process, social structural, and interpersonal interactions against employee acceptance towards male and female bosses; and (3) To examine the mediating effect of job satisfaction between intrapsychic process, social structural, and interpersonal interactions on employee acceptance towards male and female bosses. Data were collected through structured questionnaire from 300 samples of employees in Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) Pahang Headquarter ranging from sub-inspector rank and below to represents the population for this study. Findings obtained in this study revealed that the level of employees’ acceptance towards their bosses is at moderate level. It was also found that social structural is the most influential predictor of employee acceptance towards their leader. Further analysis also found that job satisfaction is a significant mediator.

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Puteh, Fadilah
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Mohamad, NurSyazwani
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Syed Sheikh‬, Sharifah Syahirah
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Leadership. Transformational leadership
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management > Job evaluation
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management > Job satisfaction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: Vol.15, Issue 2, 2018
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 99-117
Keywords: Korabik and Ayman’s gender and leadership model, Intrapsychic process, Social structural, Lnterpersonal interactions, Job satisfaction, Leadership, Gender, Public sector
Date: December 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/42507
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