Pastors and congregations of 18 Grace Brethren churches were studied to see whether there is a relationship between pastors whose leadership style is transformational, and congregations who exhibit the seven practices of Transformational Churches. The theoretical base for the study is transformational leadership theory, as developed originally by James MacGregor Burns, Bernard Bass, and Ronald Riggio. Pastoral leadership style was determined through administration of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire short form (MLQ5X) and the level of transformational practices in the congregations was determined through administration of the Transformational Church Assessment Tool (TCAT). Statistical procedures were used to test the null and research hypotheses for statistical significance. The findings did not indicate a significant statistical relationship between pastors whose leadership style was primarily transformational, as measured by the MLQ (5X) and
|Commitee:||Flowers, Joseph, Newman, Keith|
|School:||Indiana Wesleyan University|
|School Location:||United States -- Indiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clerical studies, Management|
|Keywords:||Clergy, Grace Brethren Church, Leadership styles, MLQ5X, Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, TCAT, Transformational Church Assessment Tool, Transformational leadership|
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