The Impact of Leadership Styles, Perception towards Gender and Working Experience on Employees’ Job Satisfaction in the Higher Education Institute
Darshini Veerasundar1, Mazuwin Binti Haja Maideen2

1Darshini Veerasundar, Working, School of Business and Management, Asia Pacific University Malaysia.
2Mazuwin Binti Haja Maideen, Working, School of Business and Management, Asia Pacific University Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 363-369 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2169017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The main objective of this study is to examine the relationship between leadership styles; perception towards gender; working experience and employees job satisfaction in the Higher Education Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Questionnaires were used as the data collecting method. The sample size compromised of 120 employees at 4 different universities (Monash, Taylor, Inti, and Sunway University). In order to analyse the responses gathered through the questionnaire, the statistical tool named SPSS was used. For purposes of data analysis and hypotheses testing, several statistical methods such as descriptive analysis, descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis were utilized to understand the dimensionality of the variables. The determined findings showed that employees’ job satisfaction is positively and significantly impacted by leadership styles, perception towards gender, and working experience. A positive significant relationship between these variables and employees’ job satisfaction was confirmed with leadership styles as the highest influencing factor by employees. The findings of the study would hopefully contribute to the building of new knowledge. Furthermore, it can be useful for human resource development in the education industries. This study provided an additional opportunity for the decision makers to develop and design more effective policies in this area to ensure that the performance of companies still on top.
Keywords: Leadership, Malaysia, Employee Satisfaction, Gender.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems