Leadership styles in project management: An analysis based upon the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire

by Davis, Avis S., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 84 pages; 3329824


Leadership, strategies, structure, and systems are needed for successful organizational change to be effective. The successful formation and execution of organizational strategy in a rapidly changing environment is dependent upon the leadership and organizational structure for leading and managing projects. The abilities and styles for this leadership will impact endurance in the competitive environment and will not set the stage for how strategy is planned and implemented. Bass’s full range model of leadership extended these leaders the opportunity to directly impact on outcomes in the project management environment. A nationwide sample (N = 80) of Project Management Institute members completed the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire-5X Short Form to determine the relationship between transformational, transactional, or laissez-faire leadership style of project managers and the outcome variables of satisfaction with the leader, perception of leadership effectiveness, and willingness to exert extra effort. Results imply that there is a significant relationship between the project managers’ leadership style and all three of the outcome variables. Findings were validated through the multivariate techniques of multiple regression coefficients.

AdviserRonald Benson
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3329824

About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.

PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the ProQuest Web site - http://www.proquest.com - or contact ProQuest Support.