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Title: The effects of transformational leadership on followers’ perceived work characteristics and psychological well-being : a longitudinal study
Authors: Nielsen, Karina
Randall, Raymond
Yarker, Joanna
Brenner, Sten-Olof
Keywords: Transformational leadership
Well-being
Work characteristics
Mediation
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: NIELSEN, K. ... et al., 2008. The effects of transformational leadership on followers’ perceived work characteristics and psychological well-being : a longitudinal study. Work and Stress, 22 (1), pp. 16-32.
Abstract: There is some evidence that transformational leadership style is linked to employee well-being at work. However, it is not clear whether this is due to (i) a direct relationship between leadership behaviour and well-being outcomes, or (ii) a relationship between leadership behaviour and well-being that is mediated by followers’ perceived work characteristics. This paper examines the validity of these two mechanisms using data from a longitudinal questionnaire study of staff within the elderly care sector in a Danish local government. A theory-driven model of the relationships between leadership, work characteristics and well-being was tested using Structural Equation Modelling. The results indicated that followers’ perceptions of their work characteristics do mediate the relationship between transformational leadership style and well-being. However, there was only limited evidence of the existence of a direct path between leadership behaviour and employee well-being. These findings have important implications for design, implementation and management of efforts to improve employee well-being.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Work and Stress on 17-04-2008, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02678370801979430. The version of this article available to be downloaded from this Institutional Repository has the following title: The effects of transformational leadership on followers’ perceived work characteristics and well-being : a longitudinal study.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02678370801979430
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15224
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02678370801979430
ISSN: 0267-8373
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