Keywords : Hospitality Industry

Leadership Styles of Hotel Managers in Northern Cyprus: Which Style is Dominant?

Özlem Uzunsaf Yamak; Serife Zihni Eyüpoglu

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2018, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1-11
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2018.60202

The main aim of this study was to investigate the dominant leadership style of managers working in 4 and 5 star hotels in Northern Cyprus and to determine whether demographic factors influence their leadership styles. The leadership styles identified for the study were autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, and charismatic. The demographic factors were gender, nationality, education level, management level, and job experience. A total of 120 managers participated in the study. The results indicated that charismatic leadership is the dominant leadership style and there is a statistically significant relationship between laissez-faire leadership style and the nationality of managers. However, no statistically significant relationship exists between leadership styles and the other demographic variables examined namely, gender, management level, education level, and work experience.