LEADERSHIP STYLES AND OFFICE MANAGER’S JOB COMMITMENT IN SELECTED OIL COMPANIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.
Keywords:Leadership Styles, Office Manager’s Job Commitment, Autocratic Leadership, Oil Companies Job Performance
The study examined the relationship between leadership styles and Office Manager's job commitment in oil companies in Rivers State, Nigeria. The objective of the study is to examine the relationship between Leadership styles such as Autocratic, democratic and Transformational leadership styles and Office Manager's job commitment such as Affective, Normative and Continuance Commitment. The study adopted the cross sectional explanatory survey research design. Krejcie and Morgan sample size Determination Table of 1970 was used to obtain a sample size of 242 from a population of 650 Office Managers from selected Oil companies in Rivers State. Structured questionnaire was used as Instrument for data collection. After validation by the supervisors and other experts, Pearson product moment correlation was used to test the reliability of the instrument. Out of 242 copies of the questionnaire, a total of 190 copies were retrieved. Mean and Standard deviation were used to analyse responses from questionnaires while Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used to test all hypotheses. The findings revealed that a significant positive relationship exists between Leadership styles and Office Manager's job commitment in Oil companies in Rivers State, Nigeria. The study concluded that the Commitment of Office Managers is determined through the Leadership styles instituted in the organization. The researcher therefore recommends that the right leadership styles should be used to further promote Commitment and performance of office Managers in Business.