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Relationship between transactional and transformational styles and turnover in sport organizations

Hamid Reza Ghezelseflou, Taghi Ashouri




Introduction: The purpose of this research was relationship between effective style’s management with employee’s efficiency and turnover in sport organization.Methods: Statistical population consist of all sport manager and sports staff of Golestan physical education that n= 37 top sport manager and n= 137 performational and middle manager selected as sample size. The multi-factor leadership questionnaire (MLQ, Bass & Avolio, 1996), Amabil (1996) organization creativity questionnaire and Felts (1998) self-efficiency questionnaire were used. To data analysis the MANOVA test, multi-regression analysis and Pearson coefficients in significance level of (P≤0.05) were used.Results: The results indicated that transformational style management (F=9.74, β=0.316) in comparison with transactional style management (F=5.019, β=0.109) and laissez-faire management (F=4.263, β=0.002) is the strongest factor in determination of employee creativity. Also there were significant relationship between transformational style management with staff efficiency(r= 0.23, p≤ 0.05) and turnover in employees(r = - 0.11, p≤ 0.05) .But there weren't significant and meaningful relationship between management styles with turnover. In other organizations that were use laissez-faire management, there were significant relationship between laissez-faire management style with turnover (r= 0.14, p≤ 0.05).Conclusion: Based on findings of research, suggests that employee turnover may be substantially reduced if sport manager exhibit behaviors which reflect employees’ expectations of quality management.


Transformational management, Transactional management, Turnover, Self-efficiency.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ijabs.v4i3.10011


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