The Effect of Transformational Leadership on Decision-Making Participation: Moderating Roles of Cognitive Styles

  • Rusli Ahmad
  • Aishah Joari
  • Nur Fatihah Abdullah Bandar
  • Siti Mariam Abdullah
  • Prashanth Talwar Yadav
  • Dzulkiflee Daud

Abstract

This study aims to examine the effect of transformational leadership style on decision-making participation and assess the moderating role of analytical and intuitive cognitive styles. Positivistic research philosophy and quantitative methodology utilising self-report questionnaires was used in collecting data from 196 teachers of six selected educational organisations in Selangor, Malaysia. A descriptive survey design was selected, where information was collected through self-report questionnaires which were administered to the subjects by the researcher. Hierarchical regression was employed to measure the relationship between transformational leadership style and decision making participation, and subsequently evaluate the role of analytical and intuitive cognitive styles as moderators within this relationship. Findings from the study indicate that there was no significant relationship between transformational leadership style and decision making participation. Findings from the study indicate that analytical cognitive style moderates the relationship between transformational leadership style and decision making participation. Transformational leadership style with intuitive cognitive style also demonstrated a positive effect on decision-making participation, according to the value of the coefficient. Practically, this research is valuable to teachers, as it would enable them to better understand how selected cognitive styles could influence their leadership role towards decision making participation. Theoretically this study contributes to more understanding on decision-making participation abilities, by stressing the use of selected cognitive and leadership styles.

Published
2020-12-28
How to Cite
AHMAD, Rusli et al. The Effect of Transformational Leadership on Decision-Making Participation: Moderating Roles of Cognitive Styles. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 85-106, dec. 2020. ISSN 2550-1569. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/IJSMS/article/view/11708>. Date accessed: 30 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/ijsms.v5i2.11708.