Document Type : CASE STUDY


1 Department of Industrial, Khatam University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Urban Management, Islamic Azad University, Electronical Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Environmental Law, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


This study aims at identifying the relationship between managers’ leadership style and employees’ job satisfaction. To achieve this aim and to examine the research hypotheses, two types of questionnaires, including Likert scale for leadership style and Job descriptive index for job satisfaction, were distributed among 218 employees in 3 different departments of Finance and Administration Deputy of Tehran Municipality. The research data analysis was carried out at inferential statistics level using SPSS software. In this study, the independent variable of leadership style was in four levels of autocratic-colonial, autocratic-charity, advisory and participatoryas well as the variable belonging to employees’ job satisfaction. The results showed that the third leadership style (advisory) was the dominant style in the community. There was a positively meaningful relationship between managers’ leadership style and employees’ satisfaction. There was also a negatively meaningful relationship between employment type and gender with the employees’ job satisfaction. Moreover, type of workplace was an influential factor in job satisfaction while its rate was not similar in each department


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