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Communication Studies




It is important to understand how leadership styles have an impact on followers and their motivation levels. Looking specifically at the work place, leaders have a responsibility to provide a suitable environment for their employees. Using the Work Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Scale, this study was able to determine motivation levels of each participant, intrinsically and extrinsically. Participants chose a leader to asses and using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and the Leadership Styles Questionnaire, the leadership style of the participant’s person of choosing was found while their motivation level was assessed using the Work Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motviation Scale. In this study, a relationship between transformational and democratic leadership styles, and intrinsic motivation was found. Transactional and autocratic leadership styles did not have a relationship with extrinsic motivation. From this study, it can be noted that while aspects of all styles should be used for effective leadership, those who use a transformational and democratic leadership style tend to intrinsically motivate their employees.

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Final Report Form, Research Report

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Tammy Swenson Lepper



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