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.
|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|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be