Influence of Leadership Styles on Management of Change Resistance in Selected Organization’s in Lagos State, Nigeria.

  • Akeem O AJANI
  • Akeem Olanrewaju SALAMI
  • Suraju, A. AMINU
  • Thaddeaus OLUFAYO
Keywords: Leadership Styles, Management, Change Resistance, Government Owned,


This study work assessed the influence of leadership styles on management of change resistance in an organization, evidence from government owned polytechnics ( Yaba college of technology and Lagos state polytechnic) Lagos state, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey design, using a population of one thousand and seven hundred and two (1702) employees from the two tertiary institutions selected as study. Convenient sampling techniques were used to select sample size of three hundred and twenty three (323) using taro-yamane statistical determination. Pearson correlation analysis was the tool for data analysis from the collected structured questionnaire. The results suggested that: positive relationship exist between democratic leadership style and organization (staff turnover) insecurity. (p= < 0.05, r = 0.971,t –statistics 85.611); laissez-faire leadership style is significant being cause of poor communication (p = < 0.05, r = 0.959, t- statistics 71,823); and that autocratic style significantly aggravates the level of uncertainty in the organization (p = < 0.05, r = 0.994, t –statistics 185.948).The study concluded that, insecurity affect the rate of labour turnover and employee’s satisfaction ; setting clear vision and sharing the vision through communication lead to reduction in uncertainty level, the study, therefore, recommended amongst others , the need for employee engagement and involvement in major mutual issues, reduce ambiguity, confusion , suspicion and initiate dynamic leadership with contingency module of decision making process of managing change resistance.


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