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Transformational Leadership And Leader-Member Exchange Organisational Learning And Behaviour In Nigerian Road Transport

Ani, Uchechukwu Elizabeth

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Uchechukwu Elizabeth Ani



Contributors

Sumona Mukhuty
Supervisor

Matt Flynn
Supervisor

Abstract

This study suggests that transformational leadership (TFL) and leader-member exchange (LMX) play a mediation role in the relationship between organisational learning (OL) and organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB). At the same time, it suggests that resistance to change (RTC) or change serves as a moderator in the changing environment present within Nigerian road transport companies. The goal of this study is to assess how TFL and LMX can improve organisational citizenship behaviour (Wang et al. 2005; Sherwani & Natheer, 2021). More specifically, this thesis addresses issues outlined within previous research by examining the different factors influencing the relationship between transformational leadership and organisational citizenship behaviour (Kim & Park, 2019).
In order to examine these relationships, quantitative method which follows a positivist paradigm was utilised. This research adopted a deductive approach, in which hypotheses were formed based on existing theories and then empirically tested. A survey of company employees was undertaken to investigate the links between the research constructs. As a result, this study should be particularly useful to Nigerian road transport companies because it will enable subordinates to determine the most appropriate leadership style for their changing work environment. A convenience sample of 250 employees was recruited from the terminals of transport companies in Nigeria. A questionnaire with accurate and reliable scales was used to collect data on participant perceptions of their management’s ability in the areas of transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, organisational learning, resistance to change, and organisational citizenship behaviour.
The relationships between the independent variable (organisational learning), dependent variable (organisational citizenship behaviour), mediating variable (transformational leadership and leader-member exchange), and moderating variable (resistance to change) were investigated using descriptive statistics, confirmatory factor analysis, mediation analysis, and moderation analysis from the PROCESS procedure for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results from all 250 respondents are then reported. Overall, the findings demonstrate that transformational leadership has a considerable impact on organisational learning and organisational citizenship behaviour. Organisational learning also has a positive effect on organisational citizenship behaviour, and transformational leadership and leader- member exchange have a strong positive relationship (Sherwani & Natheer, 2021).
Additionally, as expected, the quality of transformational leadership style influences the relationship between organisational learning and organisational citizenship behaviour. In terms of moderating effects, resistance to change partially moderates the relationship between transformational leadership and organisational citizenship behaviour. The findings of this study contribute to leadership and management theory, in addition to being useful to road transport companies.
This thesis contributes to the research field by studying two different relationship-oriented leadership styles simultaneously in an effort to understand their mediating influence on organisational learning and organisational citizenship behaviour. A further important contribution is made by focusing holistically on the interaction between the five constructs of organisational learning, transformational leadership, leader-member-exchange, organisational citizenship behaviour, and resistance to change within a dynamic environment. Therefore, this thesis contributes to the breath of literature on organisational learning and organisational citizenship behaviour in relation to leadership. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this is one of the first studies to simultaneously examine the interactions between these constructs.
In practical terms, this study could be particularly useful to the under-researched sector of Nigerian road transport companies. Human Resource practitioners in change-oriented road transport companies may also find the study useful for informing the design and delivery method of training, development, and employee focused culture transformation workshops used to enhance organisational citizenship behaviour.

Citation

Ani, U. E. (2023). Transformational Leadership And Leader-Member Exchange Organisational Learning And Behaviour In Nigerian Road Transport. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4297837

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date May 25, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 25, 2023
Keywords Business
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4297837
Additional Information Business School, The University of Hull
Award Date Apr 1, 2023

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