Charismatic leadership and organizational commitment: An Indian perspective.


R. K. Shastri, K. Shashi Mishra* and A. Sinha

The aim of this study is to further our understanding on the relationship of charismatic leadership and organizational commitment in Indian organization. A total of 147 employees from eastern and northern India participated in the study. Pearson correlations of the factors from the two scales were computed and revealed that five of the six Ck-factors were significantly correlated with the commitment factors. These findings indicate leader’s sensitivity to member’s needs is related to organizational commitment, having a clear vision and articulating it seems related to commitment, and managers need to be clear about the goals and values of the organization. The results of multiple regression analysis provide strong support for main objectives – among the two major antecedents (charismatic leadership and job satisfaction) is found to exert the strongest effect on organizational commitment of the employees of Indian organization in the study sample. Factors hypothesized to be significant predictors of organizational commitment, age and nature of job did not turn out to be significant at all.

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