In this thesis, the influence of different leadership styles, on the commitment of employees will be researched.
According to the literature, commercial performances of companies depend on the commitment of employees. However there are different interpretations of commitment.
According to Sheldon (1971, p.143) commitment appears when “the identity of the person (is linked to organization.” Hall et al., (1970 p.
176) commitment appears when “the goals of the organization and those of the individual become increasingly integrated or congruent” In general one can argue that when commitment of the employees towards the company is high, this will have a positive influence on the organization.
And what are the effects of these different styles?
This reason makes this field a very interesting field of research.
(Sekaran and Bougie, 2009) For this research it is necessary to investigate the following variables: commitment and the different leadership styles and his characteristics.
The results of this research will be the basis for further literature research.
To give an answer on the sub questions, it is necessary to investigate the variables leadership and commitment.
Regarding commitment it is important to know all the factors that may have an influence on the organizational commitment of employees.