A study of front-line managers´psychosocial work environment and transformational leadership
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
May front‐line managers’ psychosocial work context be an antecedent to transformational leadership? Consistent with the classic job demand‐control model (Karasek, 1979) and with the extended model where social support is included (Johnson and Hall, 1988), it is assumed that managers’ ratings in concordance with an active work situation (of job demands, decision autonomy and social support) positively predict their employees’ ratings of them as transformational leaders. Workplaces (36) with complete answers from both managers (36) and employees (191) were selected. Only managers’ ratings of control (measured as job decision autonomy) showed significance and explained about nine percent of the variance of employees’ ratings of transformational leadership.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 20 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59774Archive number: P812OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-59774DiVA: diva2:556550
Subject / course
Examensarbete i psykologi
Study Programme for University Diploma in Psychology
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Westerberg, Kristina, DocentTafvelin, Susanne, Doktorand
Olofsson, Åke, Professor