African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4050

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of leadership on job satisfaction, work motivation and performance of employees: Studies in AMIK Yapennas Kendari

Nur Iman
  • Nur Iman
  • Department of Business Management and Human Resource Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Halu Oleo Kendari, Indonesia.
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Widhi Lestari
  • Widhi Lestari
  • Department of Higher Education Management and Informatics Science STMIK Bina Bangsa Kendari, Indonesia.
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  •  Received: 28 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 13 May 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019

Abstract

This study describes the effect of leadership on job satisfaction, motivation and performance of employees. This study is carried out in Amik Yapennas Kendari. Population for the research consists of all employees of AMIK Yapennas totaling 68 employees. Research method uses a survey approach. The sampling technique is a census with the unit of analysis being the employees at AMIK Yapennas. Analysis tool used to test the hypotheses is the Partial Least Squares (PLS) method. Results showed that leadership has a significant effect on job satisfaction, motivation and performance of employees. Furthermore, job satisfaction and work motivation influence employees’ performance. However, job satisfaction has no significant effect on work motivation. Finally, research proved that motivation and job satisfaction acted as mediating factors to the relationship between leadership and employees’ performance. In this study, the use of job satisfaction and work motivation mediated the relationship between leadership and employees’ performance. The aforementioned outcome has not been studied previously. 
 
 
Key words: Leadership, job satisfaction, motivation, employees’ performance.