Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Impact of Transactional and Transformational Leadership on Organizational Commitment in Major League Baseball
by Baek, Jong Hun, Ed.D., St. Thomas University, 2012, 97; 3519103
Abstract (Summary)

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between leadership behaviors and organizational commitment in Major League Baseball. More specifically, this study investigates the influence of a head's of business operations transactional and transformational leadership behaviors perceived by position managers on position managers' organizational commitment level in 30 Major League Baseball teams. A total of 162 position managers participate at this study. Data was collected using mail data collection method, and the questionnaires were administered by position managers. The instruments utilized included the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), and demographic information questionnaire.

The findings of this study are as follows: 1) With regard to investigating position managers' perceptions of heads' of business operations leadership behaviors, most of the heads of business operations embrace both transactional and transformational behaviors in their mind, 2) With regard to investigating the position managers' perceptions of commitment to the organization, most of the position managers have effective organizational commitment levels, 3) With regard to the influence of leadership behaviors on organizational commitment, transactional leadership behaviors have statistically significant influence on organizational commitment, 4) With regard to the influence of leadership behaviors on organizational commitment, transformational leadership behaviors have statistically significant influence on organizational commitment, 5) With regard to the influence of leadership behaviors on organizational commitment, a combination of transactional and transformational leadership behaviors has the most statistically significant influence on organizational commitment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Song, Seok-Ho
Commitee: Abernethy, Ted, Ogazon, Agueda
School: St. Thomas University
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 73/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Sports Management, Educational leadership, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Leadership, Major League Baseball, Organizational commitment, Transactional leadership, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 3519103
ISBN: 9781267517241
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