The Relatıons Between Leadershıp Behavıors, Job Satısfactıon And Performance: A Study In The Marıtıme Sector

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Yorulmaz M.

Academıc Studıes In Socıal, Human and Admınıstratıve Scıences, Atik ATİLLA, Demir Murat Cem, Editör, Gece Akademi, Ankara, ss.51-66, 2018

  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Yayınevi: Gece Akademi
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Ankara
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.51-66
  • Editörler: Atik ATİLLA, Demir Murat Cem, Editör



Leadership is an essential part of the objectives to be realized and in all environments

and conditions where people are going to achieve these objectives.

Ever non-leader or organization is no different from a machine stack, just like

a ship without a master and a route. In addition to the difficulties in managing

businesses that want to succeed in increasingly competitive conditions especially

with globalization, the nation of leadership has come to the forefront along

with the concept of management in order to better manage the financial and intellectual

capital. From pasts to today many definitions have been made on the

concept of leadership, which is so important for businesses. When we look at

the research on leadership the common feature of leadership definitions is the

role the leader has in influencing people. On the basis of leadership, in order to

achieve success and effectiveness you need to influence individuals and groups

they form, to mobilization and motivation. Research has revealed that effective

leadership behaviour enhance organizational success and effectiveness. Therefore

desired organizational success and efficiency can be achieved together with

correct leadership behaviour. Maritime transport enterprises seeking to be successful

in the maritime sector where global completion is intense and to increase

their organizational activities should also determine the leadership behaviour

displayed by the managers and measure their influence on the employees. From

this point of view, the aim of this work is to identify the leadership behaviours

From this point of view the aim of this work is to identify the leadership behaviours

exhibited by ship masters who has a critical role in the ship’s administration

and management and to reveal the relationship between these leadership behaviours

and the job satisfaction and job performance of seafarers. In the study the

effect of leadership behaviours of the ship masters’s on-the-job satisfaction and

individual job performance of the seafarers was measured and the interim variable

role of job satisfaction in this interaction was evaluated. For this purpose the

data obtained by the survey method from the deck and machine class seafarers

working on commercial vessels operating on the ocean going where analyzed

with the help of SPSS 22 and AMOS 22 statistical package programs. When the

leadership literature is examined it is seen that studies in many sectors have examined

the relationship between leadership and organizational or individual activities

(Yulk, 2002; Mester et al., 2003; Tengilimoğlu & Yigit, 2005; Gadot, 2006;

Chang & Chang, 2007; Emery & Barker, 2007; Magsood et al., 2013; Anwar &

Haider, 2015; Kebede & Sayemek, 2017). When the national and international

literature is examined the importance of this work is emphasized in maritime

in the industry, especially in terms of seafarers to determine the leadership be-

haviours displayed by the masters of the ships and to measure the satisfaction of

these leadership behaviours and the impact on job performance, so it is thought

that this work will contribute to this field.