Elizabeth Omone Ojo (PhD), Nicholas Oseremen Osime, Rasaki Akeem


This study investigated the impact of leadership style on office manager motivation. Two research questions guided the study. A descriptive survey research design was utilized. The target population of the study was 87 office managers in Lagos State University, LASU, Lagos State, Nigeria. Using purposive sampling technique, a total of 75 office managers in Lagos State University, LASU, Lagos State, Nigeria were chosen as sample size of the study which represents 86.2% of the entire population of the study. Research self-developed instrument tittle: Leadership Style and Office Manager Motivation Questionnaire (LSOMQ) with 0.95 as reliability coefficient was used for data collection. Demographic characteristics of the respondents were analyses and presented using frequency count, percentage and bar-chart. Research questions were answered using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed that the level of office managers motivation in public organization was on average level. Out of all the leadership styles practices, transformational leadership with mean value of 3.94 has the highest mean value. The implication of this result was that larger numbers of the HOD of office managers adopted transformational leadership. The study recommended that government through universities authority should always provide training and re-training exercise for office managers to continue to motivate their job effectiveness. The leader or HOD should endeavor to include office manager in decision making progress in the department.


Leadership Style, Office Manager, Motivation, Public Organization.

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