The Perceived Effective Leadership Style and Employee Performance in a Non-Profit Making Organization. A Quantitative Study in Amman, Jordan
Nadia Abdul Kareem A. Almarakshi1, Jugindar Singh Kartar Singh2, Janitha Kularajasingam3

1Nadia Abdul Kareem A. Almarakshi, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur.
2Jugindar Singh Kartar Singh, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur.
3Janitha Kularajasingam, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur.
Manuscript received on 08 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 483-490 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2190017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of the leadership styles on employee performance in a non-profit making organization. This was a quantitative research that used a survey method. Data was collected from a sample of 168 employees in a non-profit making organization in Amman, Jordan. Simple random sampling was used. The SPSS and SMART-PLS statistical tools were used to generate descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that participative leadership is the most effective leadership style. However, the results revealed that autocratic and laissez faire leadership styles were not preferred. The findings supported the results from some earlier studies and bring out several new ideas such as the importance of participative leadership style. Based on the findings of this study, leaders should adopt more participative leadership style in non-profit organizations. The findings have also significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge in employee performance. The paper’s primary contribution is that it provides an understanding that most effective leadership style in a non-profit organization.
Keywords: Employee’s Performance, Democratic, Autocratic, Liassez-Faire, Participative.
Scope of the Article: Measurement & Performance Analysis