Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between the subordinate's perception of the leadership style of IT managers and the subordinate's perceptions of IT manager's ability to inspire extra effort, to be effective, and to enhance satisfaction with management
by Bennett, Thomas M., D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University, 2009, 164; 3352391
Abstract (Summary)

The current study examined the Transformational, Transactional, and Passive/Avoidant Leadership styles as defined by Burns (1978) and Bass (1985) and how they are perceived by subordinates in predicting subordinate Extra Effort, manager Effectiveness, and Satisfaction with management. One hundred fifty IT professionals from AITP, Association of Information Technology Professionals, were administered the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5X-Short form (MLQ 5X-Short). The survey measured all nine full range leadership variables and results were analyzed using multiple regression.

Three hypotheses examined the relationship between the subordinate's perception of the leadership style of IT managers and one of three dependent measures: predicting subordinate Extra Effort, manager Effectiveness, and Satisfaction with management. Partial support was found for all three hypotheses. In the first, Transformational Leadership and Passive/Avoidant Leadership, but not Transactional Leadership was able to predict Extra Effort. In the second, Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership (via a slightly modified "reversed" form as well as the two subscales individually), and Passive/Avoidant Leadership were able to predict management Effectiveness. In the last, Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership (reversed and subscales), were able to predict subordinates’ Satisfaction with their leaders. Most findings were consistent with existing literature. In addition, this study also identified several areas of further study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Morton, David L.
Commitee: Morreale, Stephen A., Preziosi, Robert
School: Nova Southeastern University
Department: Business Administration (DBA)
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 70/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management
Keywords: Information technology managers, Leadership, MLQ 5X-Short, Passive/avoidant leadership, Transactional leadership, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 3352391
ISBN: 978-1-109-09326-1
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