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