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The relationship between Turkish traffic enforcement officers' job satisfaction and officers' perception of their leaders' leadership styles


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Abstract (summary)

This study explored the relationship between the leadership style of Turkish traffic enforcement managers and the job satisfaction of traffic enforcement officers. In order to find answers for the research questions, this research utilized bivariate correlation and multiple regression (OLS) analysis. As a result of multiple regression models a relationship was found between the leadership characteristics of immediate managers and the job satisfaction of officers. The findings of this study suggest that when officers perceive that their immediate managers demonstrate transformational leadership behavior, they are more likely to be satisfied with supervision, present work, and their overall jobs. Another important finding of the study was that laissez-faire leadership style decreases job satisfaction of the officers. Overall, the findings of the study supported the main tenets of the transformational leadership theory. At the end of study, the findings and policy implications are discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Public administration;
Criminology;
Traffic police;
Law enforcement;
Perceptions;
Police administration;
Leadership
Classification
0617: Public administration
0627: Criminology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Job satisfaction; Leadership; Traffic enforcement officers; Turkey
Title
The relationship between Turkish traffic enforcement officers' job satisfaction and officers' perception of their leaders' leadership styles
Author
Ozbaran, Yavuz
Number of pages
149
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0382
Source
DAI-A 71/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124214504
Advisor
Kiel, Douglas L.
University/institution
The University of Texas at Dallas
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3421480
ProQuest document ID
752066706
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/752066706
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