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This study aimed to explore the effect of transformational leadership styles (head of departments) on the organizational commitment of the teachers functioning in different higher education institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). In the same line, the present study explored also the mediating role of motivation (intrinsic) in the link between leadership styles and organizational commitment. In this regard, the primary data was composed/mustered from the academicians in the selected higher institutions to pursue the reactions to research questions that were extracted from the theoretical/conceptual framework of this study. Consequently, correlation confirmed that all variables of the study are correlated positively and significantly and thus confirmed the existence of association concerning the strength and direction of association among research variables which further pays the way towards the examination of the cause-&-effect relationship.