Leadership Styles, Organization Politics and Work Productivity among Bank Employees

Author: Safoora Anwar

Supervisor: Rafia Rafique, PhD

Degree: BS

Year: 2012-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study aimed at investigates the relationship between leadership styles, organization politics and work productivity among bank employees. It was hypothesized that organizational politicsĀ  mediates the relationship between leadership styles and work productivity. The sample (N = 148) consisted of bankers from different banks of Lahore. Purposive sampling technique was used. Transformational Leadership Scale developed by Callow (2009), Perception of Organizational Politics (POPS) by Kacmar & Carlson (1994) and Role Based Performance Scale (RBPS) by Jhonson (1997) were used. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to find out relationship between leadership styles, organizational politics and work productivity. Correlation and meditational analysis supported the mediating effect of organizational politics between leadership and work productivity. Leaders in organizations need to assert efforts to reduce organizational politics in organizations in order to enhance work productivity.

Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership Style, Organizational politics.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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