Effect of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Style Towards Employee Commitment in the Organization
Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011, pp. 133 – 140


: Khairunesa Isa, Wan Hanim Nadrah Wan Muda, Bukryman Sabri


This concept paper focused on the critical discussion of the leadership style and employee commitment in the organization. Past researchers in leadership studies have observed a shift in the dimensions of new leadership behavior such as transformational and transactional styles. For the past few decades, leadership styles continue to be one of the most exciting issues for organizations. Many studies have attempted to explore its effect on work outcomes especially towards employees commitment. Leadership styles exhibited by the managers have often been known as the essence of leaders’ behavior which is the main actor that forced behind this continuous recognition of employees’ behavior in the management literatures. Hence, a better understanding of the dimension leadership style is needed to further understanding about leadership style and employee commitment framework. Thus, the goal of this paper are to (a) describe all the dimension of transformational and transactional leadership style; (b) describe the element of employee commitment; (c) explore the relationship between transformational and transactional (how each dimensional of transformational and transactional can effect towards employee commitment).


Keywords: Transformational and Transactional Leadership Style, Employee Commitment