—This research chose auditing field as a case study to investigate and evaluate the overall leadership styles effects on employee motivation. The research applied quantitative method with a sample size of 320 respondents - auditors working in Ho Chi Minh City. The independent variables were task-oriented leadership, relation-oriented leadership, change-oriented leadership, charismatic leadership, participative leadership, ethical leadership, ethic-based contingent reward leadership and autocratic leadership and employee motivation was the dependent variable. These independent variables could explain 64.5 % of the variation within employee motivation. This result implied a strong influence of leadership styles in retaining and developing employee motivation. In addition, this research indicated that charismatic leadership, relation-oriented leadership, and ethic-based contingent reward leadership were positively associated with employee motivation.
—Auditing field in Ho Chi Minh City, auditors, employee motivation, leadership styles, leadership behaviors.
M. N. Khuong and D. T. Hoang are with the School of Business, International University, VNU-HCM, Vietnam (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
Cite: Mai Ngoc Khuong and Dang Thuy Hoang, "The Effects of Leadership Styles on Employee Motivation in Auditing Companies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.6, no.4, pp. 210-217, 2015.