Abstract: Employee job satisfaction is influenced by the internal organizational environment, which includes organizational climate, leadership types and personnel relationships. The leaders in the universities should be aware that transformational leadership styles play an important role in maintaining successful Job satisfaction.. The aim of this study was to examine the effect transformational leadership on job satisfaction of the employees in Syrian private universities. The quantitative method was used in data collection. A two-stage cluster sampling technique was conducted which comprised of 351 faculty members and staff from seven private universities in Syria. A total of three different sets of instruments were used, namely Multifactor Leadership (MLQ), Communicative Competence Scale (CCS) and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). PLS-SEM technique was used to analyze the relationship between the variables in this study. The study results pointed out that there was a significant relationship between transformational leadership and job satisfaction.
Keywords: Transformational leadership, Job satisfaction
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2019.6802