The Impact of Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles on the Motivation and Academic Performance of Students at University Level

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to find the relationship between transactional and transformational leadership styles with the motivation and academic performance of the students at university level. Quantitative analysis approach was used in which 400 students from different universities participate. Microsoft excel sheet and SPSS 17 was used to analyze the results. Results indicate that the relationship between both of the leadership styles with motivation and academic performance exists. But relationship between transformational leadership style and motivation was found to be greater. On the other hand transactional leadership style was found to have greater impact on the academic performance of the students. Motivated students were also found to be performing better academically. This study was conducted in a city but the results could be more generalized after increasing the population up to a country.


Key Words: Leadership style; Transformational leadership style; Transactional leadership style; Motivation;Performance.