International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Killing the Job Satisfaction in Them: Leadership Culture and Female College Employees in Family-Owned Educational Institutions in Saudi Arabia
Nina Abdul Razzak

Abstract
Female employees at Mohammad Al-Mana College of Health Sciences (MACHS) appeared frustrated in their workplace. The researcher’s speculation was that the main factor behind their frustrations was not due to life stressors particular to the highly conservative and restricted Saudi way of life, nor to their feeling of being threatened or unappreciated at work, as sometimes was apparent; rather, it was due to the leadership culture of MACHS. Results indicated some job dissatisfaction and yielded a need for genuine changes in MACHS’ leadership approach, with uniquely interesting implications for both family-owned educational institutions and the female workforce of ultra-conservative societies.

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