International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Leadership Styles and Organizational Commitment with Mediation of Organizational Citizenship Behavior among Bahraini Managers
Mohamed Abdulaziz Zainuddin, Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari

This study explores the role of organizational citizenship behavior as a mediating variable to the relationship between leadership styles and organizational commitment among Bahraini managers. Organizational citizenship behavior was in debate regards it is positive and negative consequences through the literature, most of the studies support the conclusion of organizational commitment that leads to organizational citizenship behavior, other studies support the opposite. However, the mediating relationship of organizational citizenship behaviors between leadership styles and organizational commitment is not developed by previous studies. Therefore, the use of the mediating variable gives more insight into the relationship between the dependent and independent variables and contributes to the clarity of conclusions. This study found that leadership presents a positive significant relationship with organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior, and organizational citizenship behavior positively and significantly affects organizational commitment and partially mediates the relationship between the two variables.

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