The Effects of Leader Behavior on Job Satisfaction: A Research on Technology Fast50 Turkey Companies

Akdol B., Arikboga F. Ş.

World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 May 2015, pp.278-282 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.159
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-282
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Advances in technology, intense competition, and changes in the form and function of the organizations in the last decades have elevated the importance of innovation, and the worker's creativity as a survival mechanism for corporations in the marketplace. The personal characteristics of employees, and organizational climate have a significant effect on innovation and worker's creativity. High job satisfaction is a key factor for innovative work environment, and also correlates with positive attitude and high performance at workplace. One of the most important positive job attitudes is job satisfaction. Researches show that leadership is an important variable that enable high job satisfaction. In this study, we focus on the effect of leader's behavior on job satisfaction. Empowerment, accountability, standing back, humility, authenticity, courage, and forgiveness are used in this study as important dimensions of contemporary leadership theories. Not only overall job satisfaction but also creativity facet of job satisfaction was considered. Survey method was used to collect data from Technology Fast50 Turkey companies. Multidimensional measure for leadership, developed by Van Dierendonck, Nuijten (2011), and short form of Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) developed by Weiss, Davis, et al. (1967) were used as assessment tools in the survey. Results show there is a significant and positive effect of empowerment, accountability, standing back, humility, authenticity and courage on both overall job satisfaction and creativity facet of job satisfaction. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.