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Influence of organizational culture and leadership style on employee satisfaction, commitment and motivation in the educational sector in Qatar

Maryam Al-Sada (Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Doha, Qatar)
Bader Al-Esmael (Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar)
Mohd. Nishat Faisal (Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar)

EuroMed Journal of Business

ISSN: 1450-2194

Article publication date: 3 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the influence of organizational culture and leadership style on employees’ job satisfaction, organizational commitment and work motivation in the educational sector in the state of Qatar.

Design/methodology/approach

The study was conducted using a questionnaire with a sample size of 364 employees in the educational sector in Qatar. Data were analyzed using factor analysis, Pearson correlation and multiple linear regression, were employed to examine the relationships between the variables under investigation.

Findings

Significant positive relationships were observed between supportive culture and job satisfaction; supportive culture and organizational commitment; participative-supportive leadership and job satisfaction; directive leadership and job satisfaction; job satisfaction and work motivation; job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Practical implications

This paper would help managers and policy-makers in the education sector to develop a better understanding of organizational culture and leadership styles and their influence on employee satisfaction, commitment and motivation.

Originality/value

The education sector is experiencing a fast growth in Qatar due to significant outlays by the government. This study is among the first in the country to understand the variables affecting employees’ performance in education sector.

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Citation

Al-Sada, M., Al-Esmael, B. and Faisal, M.N. (2017), "Influence of organizational culture and leadership style on employee satisfaction, commitment and motivation in the educational sector in Qatar", EuroMed Journal of Business, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 163-188. https://doi.org/10.1108/EMJB-02-2016-0003

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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