A leader's impact on an organization is a critical issue (Avolio & Bass, 2004; Bugenhagen, 2006; Mansavage-Klein, 2006; Snipes-Bennett, 2006). Snipes-Bennett (2006) posited that leadership style has a motivating effect on an organization and impacts followers in non-profit organizations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between leadership styles (independent variables), transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire and three dependent variables, leadership effectiveness, followers' satisfaction, and followers' extra effort as perceived by both leaders and followers in the EQUIP and World Gospel Missions (WGM) organizations. The perceptions of these relationships were measured among the organizational members by using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire instrument to collect data from two levels of the organizations: leaders and followers. The population chosen for this study was a convenience sample, a cross-section of the leaders and followers in two non-profit organizations; EQUIP and (WGM). The data were then analyzed using a quantitative approach (Bryman, 2008) to establish answers to the research question asked in this study. Spearman rho and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to analyze the relationship between leadership styles and perceived leadership effectiveness, followers' satisfaction, and followers' extra effort. The results indicated a significant relationship between transformational leadership and laissez-faire leadership and the three dependent variables; therefore the research hypothesis was affirmed and the null hypothesis was rejected. The results indicated no significant relationship between transactional leadership and the three dependent variables.
|Commitee:||Fleming, Cheryl T., Fowler, Dale|
|School:||Indiana Wesleyan University|
|School Location:||United States -- Indiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Management|
|Keywords:||Followership, Leadership style, Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, Non-profit organizations, World Gospel Missions|
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