A study of Thai employees' preferred leadership style

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Yukongdi, Vimolwan. 2010. "A study of Thai employees' preferred leadership style." Asia Pacific Business Review. 16 (1-2), pp. 161-181. https://doi.org/10.1080/13602380903168962
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A study of Thai employees' preferred leadership style

ERA Journal ID21142
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorYukongdi, Vimolwan
Journal TitleAsia Pacific Business Review
Journal Citation16 (1-2), pp. 161-181
Number of Pages21
Year2010
Place of PublicationOxfordshire, United Kingdom
ISSN1360-2381
1743-792X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13602380903168962
Abstract

This study examined the perceived and preferred style of leadership among employees in Thai organizations. Data were collected from a sample of employees in manufacturing firms. Correlation analysis and analysis of variance techniques were employed to examine the relationships between preferred leadership style, perceived leadership style, influence in decision making, satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. The results showed that the most preferred style of leader for employees was the consultative manager, followed by participative, paternalistic, whilst the least preferred leader was an autocratic manager. On the other hand, the largest proportion of employees perceived their managers to be consultative, followed by paternalistic, autocratic, and participative. In addition, employees who perceived their managers to be more democratic also reported a higher level of influence in decision making, greater satisfaction with participation, and job satisfaction. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

Keywordsautocratic; consultative; cultural dimensions; leadership style; participative; paternalistic; Thai employees
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350710. Organisational behaviour
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350503. Human resources management
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