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Linking transformational leadership with job satisfaction: the mediating roles of trust and team cohesiveness

Siswanto (Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang, Indonesia)
Indah Yuliana (Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang, Indonesia)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 22 March 2022

Issue publication date: 26 April 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to investigate the roles of trust and team cohesiveness as mediating variables to transmit the effect of transformational leadership dimensions on job satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

The study employs a quantitative approach with 405 respondents as the samples. The respondents are teachers and staff of schools in East Java, Indonesia. The data are analyzed using partial least square (PLS).

Findings

Trust and team cohesiveness fully mediate the relationship between idealized influences on job satisfaction. Besides, idealized influence, inspirational motivation and individualized consideration directly affect job satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

The relationship between transformational leadership and employee job satisfaction in educational institutions has been rarely explored. The study contributes to the literature on the role of trust and team cohesiveness in transmitting the effect of transformational leadership dimensions on job satisfaction of school employees.

Practical implications

To increase employee job satisfaction at schools, principals need to be highly concerned about trust in the leader–follower relationship. Therefore, principals are responsible for responding to the followers' needs and aspirations and caring for followers.

Originality/value

The significance of the result findings lies in the detailed model that transmits the direct and indirect effect of the transformational leadership dimensions on job satisfaction.

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Citation

Siswanto, S. and Yuliana, I. (2022), "Linking transformational leadership with job satisfaction: the mediating roles of trust and team cohesiveness", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 41 No. 2, pp. 94-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-09-2020-0293

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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