A multiple regression study on the relationship between servant leadership behaviors of project managers and organizational commitment

by Shaff, Julie, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 96 pages; 3733489


Research has shown despite current project management training, tools, and resources, projects continue to fail at a consistent rate. The high failure rate indicates that more research is needed in the area of project management. The Project Management Institute found project managers require leadership skills for effective implementation of best practices. Additional research indicates leadership skills foster a successful project; however, there is a lack of leadership information in the field of project management. Another factor that impacts project success is organizational commitment according to recent literature reviews. This study examines the relationship between servant leadership and organizational commitment of project managers to determine if there is a significant correlation. The results of the data contribute new knowledge that could benefit the field of organization and management, specifically project management. Therefore, the existing research presents a gap in knowledge that identifies a lack of servant leadership research in the area of project management and a relationship to organizational commitment. This study includes an examination of the significance of servant leadership behaviors of project managers and the relationship to organizational commitment.

AdviserKathleen Hargiss
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBusiness administration; Management; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3733489

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