Effect of leadership on Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Kenya Forest Service
The main purpose of the study was to determine the effect of leadership on organization citizenship behavior. The study employed explanatory research design ingrained with the philosophy pragmatism. The target population of the study comprised of 702employeesdrawn from Kenya Forest Service North Rift Conservancy. Multi stage sampling technique was used to select sample sizeof248 respondents. The primary data for the study was collected using closed ended questionnaires and semi-structured interview schedule. Data was analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviation) and inferential statistics (Regression, Correlation and ANOVA) while qualitative data was analyzed using thematic analysis. The hypothesis was tested using multiple regression model and hierarchical regression for moderation. The findings of this study indicated that leadership style (β=.679, p=.00<0.05), on OCB. This infers that leadership style enhances OCB. . Therefore, it is imperative for leaders to engage employees in such a manner that it increases their citizenship behaviour. Also, the leadership at the organization needs to demonstrate a style of motivation as opposed to making judgments so as to encourage employees to come up with new creative ways of doing work.
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