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Quality Work-Life as predictor to Organisational Commitment under contrasting Leadership Styles: I.T Responses from Pakistan's private software houses

Faizan, Riffat and Zehra, Nasreen (2016): Quality Work-Life as predictor to Organisational Commitment under contrasting Leadership Styles: I.T Responses from Pakistan's private software houses. Published in: Global Journal of Management and Administration , Vol. 16, No. 6 (28 August 2016): pp. 9-23.

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Abstract

This study investigate the dimensions of organisational commitment under transformational and transactional leadership style while considering the attributes of Quality Work-life prevailing in Pakistan's private software houses. Theoretical framework is developed by considering studies commenced in last three decades on similar topic. This study considers positivist paradigm with objective epistemology, realism ontology, and hyopthetico-deductive quantitative method to explore the relationship between research variables. The sample size for study is 408 participants from 10 mega cities of Pakistan through combining probability and non-probability sampling technique. Self-administered survey questionnaire was circulated through HR department of targeted firms. Results showed that transformational leadership has strong significant relationship with all dimensions of organisational commitment whereas transactional leadership has positive relationship with affective and continuance commitment. Employees prefer transformational leadership style and their level of commitment is driven by existing QWL programme. This paper contributes to expansion of body of knowledge regarding QWL and organisational commitment under considered leadership styles in developed economies. This paper is unique in terms of strategic approach such as deductive quantitative approach under scientific paradigm.

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