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E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics Vol. 3 (5) pp. 0190-0196, May 2012; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7482

Transformational leadership and employees career salience; an empirical study conducted on banks of Pakistan

Tabassum Riaz 1 * , Muhammad Ramzan 2 , Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq 3 , Muhammad Umair Akram 4
1 Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad, Pakistan
2 Hailey College of Commerce University of the Punjab Lahore
3 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad
4 Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad
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Accepted 20 March 2012


The following study examines the relationship between transformational leadership and employees’ career salience. This research is conducted to answer the question that whether employees’ career salience has association with transformational leadership. This study focuses only on banking sector. Transformational leadership is measured using its four dimensions i.e. idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation and individualized considerations, relationship is determined with employees’ career salience. The data was collected from five banks. 350 questionnaires were distributed for collection of data. For the analysis of data Correlation analysis was used. Findings of this study revealed that transformational leadership and all its dimensions have insignificant relationship with employees’ career salience. Newness of this study is its originality that concerns with relationship between transformational leadership and employees’ career salience. Limitations and future research is also discussed.

Keywords: Transformational leadership; employees’ career salience; banking employees

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