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Title: Transformational leadership and depressive symptoms: a prospective study
Authors: Munir, Fehmidah
Nielsen, Karina
Carneiro, Isabella G.
Keywords: Transformational leadership
Depression
Work stress
Well-being
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MUNIR, F., NIELSEN, K. and CARNEIRO, I.G., 2010. Transformational leadership and depressive symptoms: a prospective study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 120 (1-3), pp. 235 - 239.
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the association between transformational leadership and depressive symptoms in employees working within healthcare.Method: 447 employees completed a baseline survey and 274 completed a follow-up survey 18 months later. 188 completed both baseline and follow-up survey. Transformational leadership was measured using the Global Transformational Leadership Scale and depression was measured using with the Major Depression Inventory.Results: Transformational leadership was negatively associated with depressive symptoms at baseline (beta = -0.31, p<.01, 8% variance) follow-up (beta = -0.25, p<.01, 3% variance) and prospectively (beta = - 0.21, p<.05, 4% variance). Conclusion: Managers with a transformational leadership style may help toward protecting employees from developing major depression.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2009.03.020
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.03.020
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10431
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2009.03.020
ISSN: 0165-0327
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