The Effect of E-leadership on Employees Job Attitudes in Virtual Teams with an Emphasis on the Role of Online Communication Channels and Conceptual Satisfaction of Communication

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Student, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


Today, many leaders and their team members are interacting with groupware such as e-mail, social networks, newsgroups, online conversations, and video conferences. In such circumstances, the mutual relationship between leadership and technology has increased rapidly. This study examines the effect of e-leadership on employee attitudes and answers to the question, "Can different types of communication channels and conceptual satisfaction of communication modify this relationship?" The philosophy of the research is positivism, the approach is deductive, and the strategy is surveying. This study performed at Niroo Research Institute in Tehran. Through a simple random sampling, the sample of the research is selected and, the data were gathered via a standard questionnaire. The results of the data analysis show that e-leadership has a direct impact on job attitudes, and communication channels and Conceptual satisfaction of communication moderates relationship between e-leadership and job attitudes.


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