Effectiveness correlates of transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analytic review of the mlq literature

Effectiveness correlates of transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analytic review... A meta-analysis of the transformational leadership literature using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) was conducted to (a) integrate the diverse findings, (b) compute an average effect for different leadership scales, and (c) probe for certain moderators of the leadership style-effectiveness relationship. Transformational leadership scales of the MLQ were found to be reliable and significantly predicted work unit effectiveness across the set of studies examined. Moderator variables suggested by the literature, including level of the leader (high or low), organizational setting (public or private), and operationalization of the criterion measure (subordinate perceptions or organizational measures of effectiveness), were empirically tested and found to have differential impacts on correlations between leader style and effectiveness. The operationalization of the criterion variable emerged as a powerful moderator. Unanticipated findings for type of organization and level of the leader are explored regarding the frequency of transformational leader behavior and relationships with effectiveness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Leadership Quarterly Elsevier

Effectiveness correlates of transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analytic review of the mlq literature

The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 7 (3)

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Ltd
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1048-9843
DOI
10.1016/S1048-9843(96)90027-2
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Abstract

A meta-analysis of the transformational leadership literature using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) was conducted to (a) integrate the diverse findings, (b) compute an average effect for different leadership scales, and (c) probe for certain moderators of the leadership style-effectiveness relationship. Transformational leadership scales of the MLQ were found to be reliable and significantly predicted work unit effectiveness across the set of studies examined. Moderator variables suggested by the literature, including level of the leader (high or low), organizational setting (public or private), and operationalization of the criterion measure (subordinate perceptions or organizational measures of effectiveness), were empirically tested and found to have differential impacts on correlations between leader style and effectiveness. The operationalization of the criterion variable emerged as a powerful moderator. Unanticipated findings for type of organization and level of the leader are explored regarding the frequency of transformational leader behavior and relationships with effectiveness.

Journal

The Leadership QuarterlyElsevier

References

  • Congruence of self and others' leadership ratings of naval officers for understanding successful performance
    Bass, B.M.; Yammarino, F.J.
  • A theory of charismatic leadership
    House, R.J.
  • Transformational leadership and the performance of research and development project groups
    Keller, R.T.
  • The effects of transformational leadership on teachers and students in Singapore
    Koh, W.L.; Steers, R.M.; Terborg, J.R.
  • Detecting moderators with meta-analysis: An evaluation and comparison of techniques
    Sagie, A.; Koslowsky, M.
  • Transformational leadership theory: using levels of analysis to determine boundary conditions
    Yammarino, F.J.; Dublinsky, A.J.

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