Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Supervisory Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Servant Leadership, Leadership Styles
Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Grimm, Richard, "The Link between Leadership Style and Job Satisfaction in the DON Civilian Workforce" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1637.
This study analyzed job satisfaction as it relates to employees within the Department of the Navy in an effort to better understand the role that supervisory leadership plays in improving or degrading employee job satisfaction. Multiple interviews were conducted with current and former employees in order to gainer deeper understanding of the experiences of these employees. The results indicate that styles such as servant leadership and transformational are seen as having a more positive impact on employee job satisfaction than other styles including trait and transaction. The researcher developed numerous themes based on data analysis including reference to these styles of leadership, resources, development, and consistency of leadership.