Transformational Leadership On Followers ' Attitudes, Behaviors And Work Outcomes

828 Words Oct 12th, 2015 4 Pages
This paper focuses on the effects of transformational leadership on followers’ attitudes, behaviors and work outcomes.
Article 1. The research bases on the background of transformational leadership with self-concordance as a mechanism. Self-concordance describes the extent to which a person’s genuine interests align with his or her career objectives. The author wants to observe the underlying reason for effects of transformational leadership on followers (motivation, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job performance). The first of the three presented hypotheses advocates a positive relationship between transformational leadership behaviors and followers ' tendencies to view their work as self-concordant. In the other two hypotheses, self-concordance is predicted to be a mediator of leader behaviors and followers ' attitudes as well as work performance. The first study was conducted with 247 leaders and 954 followers from nine real organizations in diverse categories. First, followers were asked to fill out the first survey to measure leadership and goal self-concordance. 60 days later, leaders and followers completed job performance surveys and job satisfactions assessments, respectively. The second study was an experiment in a lab with 162 undergraduate students who watched two versions (transformational and non-transformational) of a video-taped by a CEO and then completed a set of job-related tasks. Self-concordance, job performance and efficacy of…

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