Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Leadership qualities and employee-student future intentions
by Wolodkowicz, Richard, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2008, 174; 3324090
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative research study was conducted to discover leaders' impact on employees' intention to leave their employer. The goal was to examine seven leadership attributes in supervisors of employee-students and determine the predictive value of these attributes with regard to intention to turnover. The leadership attributes examined were (a) authenticity and trustworthiness, (b) change agent, (c) charisma, (d) communication, (e) learner, (f) mentor, and (g) visionary. In addition to the seven qualities, a logistic regression analysis tested a general lack of leadership and four factors created through a factor analysis. While individual leadership qualities are not predictors of employee intention to turnover, the broad concept of leadership is a statistically significant predictor of employee intention to turnover. Within the four factors, the factor of Learner was also a statistically significant predictor of employee intention to turnover. Employee-students are more likely to leave a leader lacking leadership qualities and are more likely to remain with a leader supportive of education and personal growth and development. These findings will be helpful to organizations seeking to reduce employee turnover.

Indexing (document details)
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 69/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Adult education, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Employee retention, Employee-student, Human capital, Human resource mgmt, Leadership, Leadership qualities, Tuition reimbursement, Turnover intention
Publication Number: 3324090
ISBN: 978-0-549-76611-7
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