Understanding the nature of relationship between self-constructs and leadership behaviors as a function of generation

by Sun, Ted, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2011, 117 pages; 3487770

Abstract:

Leadership development within organizations is a crucial factor of success. This descriptive correlational quantitative study sought to create a better understanding between self-constructs and transformational leadership as a function of generation. Graduates of a community leadership development program completed a web-based instrument composed of the Empowerment Assessment Measure and the short Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. The study found significant relationships between two subscales of self-construct and transformational leadership for generation Xers: self-efficacy and intellectual stimulation; self-esteem and individual consideration; it also found significant relationships between two subscales for generation Yers: self-esteem and individual consideration; self-perceptions and inspirational motivation. Out of the seven relationships studied, the study found a generational difference in the relationship between self-efficacy and intellectual stimulation.

AdvisersPhyliss Cooke; Rebecca Loehrer
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBehavioral psychology; Management; Business education
Publication Number3487770

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