Aminu Yusuf Dikko


The study explores the role of national culture on the relationship between leadership style on organizational commitment of Lecturers in Nigeria. A sample of 300 respondents was analyzed using the PLS-SEM path analysis and it is revealed that in a hierarchical society such as Nigeria culture is an important factor affecting the workplace. It is found that due to the cultural inclination of the Nigerian context, transformational leadership is not in practice due to the pertanalistic system adopted in the organization as a result of traditional believe of the society. The study recommends that for institutions to maintain stable workforce they should give preference to culture in order to develop a high level of organizational commitment. Therefore, scholars are highlighted to give more emphasis to leadership in education more especially in Africa which is given less consideration.


Transformational, Transactional, Leadership, Organisational Commitment, Nigeria.

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