Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring the Relationship of Project Leadership Style to Organization Success Factors
by Berg, Richard, Ed.D., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2017, 209; 10281193
Abstract (Summary)

This research examines the relationship of leadership styles to career success using the Multi-Factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). The objective of this research was to identify how the selection and practice of appropriate project leadership styles benefited the leader based on five assessed success criteria. Participants include 159 students from a Midwestern University in leadership programs with leadership experience. Transformational leaders were identified as being more beneficial to leaders as supported through the comparison of MLQ results to career success factors. Statistical significance in transformational leaders found a stronger preference to each of the five assessed success factors when compared to transactional or passive-avoidant leaders. Of worthy discussion is the instrument’s standard utilization of parametric data treatment in the presentation of medians and p-values. Results using medians verses means to determine data relationships found a stronger preference when comparing transactional leadership to each success factor when compared to transformational or passive-avoidant leaders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McClure, Jack
Commitee: Germundsen, Richard, Kotz, Paul E., Nowakowski, Matthew
School: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Department: Leadership
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral Sciences, Organization Theory, Business education
Keywords: Correlation research, Leadership, MLQ, Passive-avoidant, Transactional, Transformation
Publication Number: 10281193
ISBN: 978-1-369-76738-4
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