The purpose of this correlational study was to examine the nature of the relationship between leadership style and organizational culture in the local Protestant church. In order to explore whether there was a relationship between leadership style and organizational culture, church members were recruited using SurveyMonkey Audience, which is a web-based research company under the umbrella of SurveyMonkey. Canonical correlation was used to explore the following research question: What are the relationships between the canonical variate of leadership style (comprised of the variables transactional leadership, transformational leadership, and laissez-faire leadership as measured by the MLQ) among local church pastors and the canonical variate of organizational culture (comprised of the variables adhocracy culture, clan culture, hierarchy culture, and market culture as measured by the OCAI) in the local church? The data for this research study was analyzed in three stages: descriptive statistics, reliability statistics and, canonical correlation. This results of this study showed that there is a relationship between leadership style and organizational culture in a not-for-profit setting such as the local Protestant church. The findings revealed that the transformational leadership style primarily influenced a clan organizational culture. The information from this study can be used to improve leadership development program and pastor effectiveness.
|Subjects||Religion; Management; Organizational behavior|
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