• Estherwene Philip Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (Industrial Relations Programme)
  • Dzurizah Ibrahim Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (Industrial Relations Programme)
  • Kee Y. Sabariah Kee Mohd Yussof Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (Industrial Relations Programme)




Employment relationship, leadership, organizational climate, qualitative study


This case study adopted qualitative research using ethnography method.  The study investigated the effects of leadership styles on the organizational climate at a selected government agency in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A total of 25 employees from six departments were interviewed to gather data for analysis of the real life experience of employees. The results would be beneficial in an organization for both the employer and employee. The different types of leadership styles, emotions, feelings, self-esteem and emotional management, employees’ relationship and types of training in creating organizational climate were also discussed. The result of the study is important for policy implementation, employees’ career development, theoretical knowledge and understanding   the status of the organization. The study also found that leaders who failed to exhibit strong character, making the best use of resources and produce results at organization would not be able to achieve and sustain effective administration, achieve goals, sustain quality and deliver first-rate services.  The study would also provide recommendations based on the findings.


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How to Cite

Philip , E. ., Ibrahim, D., & Kee Mohd Yussof, K. Y. S. . (2020). EFFECTS OF LEADERSHIP STYLE ON ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE AT A SELECTED GOVERNMENT AGENCY IN KOTA KINABALU, SABAH. Journal of Borneo Social Transformation Studies, 6(1), 43–57. https://doi.org/10.51200/jobsts.v6i1.2789
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