Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Public Affairs and Administration
Dr. Daniela Schroeter
Dr. Vincent Reitano
Dr. Kevin Corder
Dr. Nathan Grasse
UAE leadership, GCC leadership, Emiratisation, turnover intention, Middle East, localisation
This study sheds light on the Abu Dhabi Public School employee’s perception, transformational, and transactional leadership style and their nuanced effects on satisfaction, commitment, and turnover intention. The study found that transformational leadership increased satisfaction and commitment, and decreased turnover intention. Also, diverging from theoretical expectation, only some aspects of transactional leadership such as passive management by expectation had a decreased satisfaction, and increased turnover intention. Moreover, the study proved that to an extent western instruments, such as the MLQ (Bass & Avolio, 2004), TCM (Allen & Meyer, 2004), and MSQ (Weiss, Dawis, England, & Lofquist, 1967), do work in the Middle East.
Aljanahi, Mohammed Humaid, "Leadership, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Turnover Intention in the United Arab Emirates Public Sector" (2019). Dissertations. 3514.