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ZENITH International Journal of Business Economics & Management Research
Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 9
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 81)
Online ISSN : 2249-8826.

Leadership styles and organizational citizenship behavior of divisional secretariats in Colombo district, Sri Lanka

Dr. Gamage Prasadini N.*, Ms.  Tharangaherath**

*Department of Human Resource Management, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

**Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Wildlife Resources Conservation, Sri Lanka

Online published on 9 October, 2014.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between Transformational, Autocratic and Laissez-faire leadership styles of Divisional secretaries in Colombo Districtand employees’ Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB).

The study consists of two core concepts: leadership behaviors and OCB. The sample population for the study was drawn from 280 employees working for divisional secretaries in Colombo District. A self-administered questionnaire was developed by combining two instruments. Two hundred and eighty participants completed multifactor leadership (MLQ) and OCB questionnaires.

The statistical results of the study revealed that there is a positive and significant relationship between Transformational leadership style and OCB. Other two variables namely Aautocraticstyle and Laissez-faire leadership style are negatively correlated with OCB. These results emphasized that only transformational leadership style play a highly significant role on OCB and other two styles are negatively associated with OCB. These findings are consistent with the previous research studies.



Transformational leadership style, Autocraticleadership style and Laissez-faire leadershipstyle, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors.


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