Relationship between Leader Behaviours and Subordinatesâ€™ Work Performance
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Neria Magombo-Bwanali: Amity University,Sector-125, Noida -201313 (U.P.)
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2019, vol. 8, issue 1, 50-63
The paper assesses the relationship between leader behaviours and subordinatesâ€™ work performance in the context of tax administration. Data were collected in Malawi using two validated questionnaires administered online for subordinates and team leaders at a field office of a tax administration. Frequency distributions were used to identify dominant primary leader behaviours and the Spearmanâ€™s rank-order correlation analysis was used to assess the relationship between leader behaviours and subordinatesâ€™ work performance. Participative path-goal leadership behaviour is the most common primary leadership behaviourthat team leaders in tax administration employ. Secondly,supportive and achievement oriented leader behaviours have a significant relationship with subordinatesâ€™ work performance in tax administration. The study concluded that achievement oriented path-goal leadership behaviour could be effective for public organisations involved in lawenforcement.It is recommended that leaders should conduct a self-assessment of their leadership,adopt the relations-oriented leadership behaviours and incorporate coaching during performance evaluation exercise,and that organisations should equip leaders with leadership and management skills through training.Thestudy is limited by the small sample-size,therefore,future studies could repeat the assessment with a larger sampleand determine the mathematical equations forpredictingthe effect of each leadership behaviour on subordinatesâ€™ work performance Key Words: Leadership Behaviour,Surbordinates,Work Performance,Path-Goal Theory,Tax Administration,Motivation,Job Satisafaction
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