Person-Oriented Leadership Enhancing Employee Outcomes 
Vol. 8, No.1, 2018, pp. 103 – 120

AUTHORS

: Alvianny Voo Nyuk Chong @ Albertus, Umi Hamidaton Mohd Soffian Lee, Azman Ismail, et.al

DOI

: https://doi.org/xxx

ABSTRACT
This study evaluates the relationship between person-oriented leadership and employee
outcomes. Person-oriented leadership requires leaders to build and maintain their relation with
the employees. In order to accomplish organizational goals, the leader need to understand
that having a strong bond with the employee is important. Therefore this research focuses
on the effect of person-oriented leadership on employee outcome. The data collection
was conducted by distributing questionnaires to 200 employees in different divisions and
departments at a public research university in Malaysia. The result of the SmartPLS path
analysis model displayed four findings: first, participative leadership style was significantly
associated with job satisfaction. Second, consultative leadership style was significantly
associated with job satisfaction. Third, participative leadership style was significantly
associated with organizational commitment. Fourth, consultative leadership style was
significantly associated with organizational commitment. These findings demonstrate that it is
important for leaders to implement participative and consultative leadership style during their
day-to-day job operations, in order to ensure job satisfaction and organizational commitment
of employees in organization.
Keywords: participative style, consultative style, job satisfaction, organizational commitmen