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Transformational/transactional leadership: Manager's perception compared to staff's perception and desires


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Abstract (summary)

This study provides insight into the management styles within the Information Technology (IT) industry. It examines transformational and transactional leadership using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) designed by Bernard M. Bass (1985).

The manager's perceptions of their leadership style were compared to their staff's perceptions of their manager's style of leadership. Additionally, the staff's desires of a manager's leadership style were captured and compared to the Manager's perception of their style of leadership.

The research indicates that there are differences between manager and staff perceptions in the areas of management by exception active and passive, effectiveness and satisfaction. The results indicate desired leadership styles are significantly different and the most outstanding are inspirational motivation and satisfaction with leadership.

IT individuals participating in the survey were from Canada and 27 states within the USA.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Information technology industry; Leadership; Manager; Transactional leadership; Transformational leadership
Title
Transformational/transactional leadership: Manager's perception compared to staff's perception and desires
Author
Morgan, Sheron
Number of pages
121
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
1191
Source
DAI-A 68/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Mazooz, Kader
University/institution
Nova Southeastern University
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
D.B.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3250676
ProQuest document ID
304910997
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304910997
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