Study of Conflict between Adizes's Leadership Styles and Glasser’s Five Basic Needs


  • Hassankhani Shiva
  • Toozandehjani Hassan


This study aims to examine the relationship between leadership styles with the intensity of the basic needs of managers and has been done by focusing on their personality type. The research method is descriptive and correlational. The population includes all Industrial and producer managers in the city of Mashhad. The sample for this study includes 36 senior managers of an Industrial and manufacturing group. To collect data, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and questionnaires of Glaser's five basic needs were used. Data analysis has been performed using Pearson's correlation coefficient and regression analysis. The correlation test results show that the administrative leadership style (A) and entrepreneur (E) on the needs of survival and freedom are significantly different (p<0.0001). Managers with administrative leadership style have a higher survival need and lower freedom need rather than managers with entrepreneurial leadership style. Since both of them cover both mental and psychological needs proposed in Glaser theory, so we can conclude that the proposed conflict between A and E styles in Adizes's theory is due to the difference in the intensity of their basic needs.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s3p89


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Study of Conflict between Adizes’s Leadership Styles and Glasser’s Five Basic Needs. (2016). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 7(3 S3), 89.