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Leader emotional intelligence, transformational leadership, trust and team commitment : testing a model within a team context

dc.contributor.authorSchlechter, Anton F.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStrauss, Jacoba J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-02T12:59:05Z
dc.date.available2012-02-02T12:59:05Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-30
dc.identifier.citationSchlechter, A. F. & Strauss, J. J. 2008. Leader emotional intelligence, transformational leadership, trust and team commitment : testing a model within a team context. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 34(1):42-53, doi: 10.4102/sajip.v34i1.418.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-5200 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2071-0763 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.4102/sajip.v34i1.418
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19511
dc.descriptionCITATION: Schlechter, A. F. & Strauss, J. J. 2008. Leader emotional intelligence, transformational leadership, trust and team commitment : testing a model within a team context. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 34(1):42-53, doi: 10.4102/sajip.v34i1.418.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajip.co.za
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study tested a model within a team context consisting of transformationalleadership behaviour, team-leader emotional intelligence, trust (both in the team leader and in the team members) and team commitment. It was conducted within six manufacturing plants, with 25 teams participating. Of the 320 surveys distributed to these teams, 178 were received (which equals a 56% response rate). The surveys consisted of the multi-factor leadership questionnaire (MLQ), the Swinburne University emotional intelligence test (SUEIT), the organisational-commitment scale (OCS) (adapted for team commitment) and the workplace trust survey (WTS). The validity of these scales was established using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The Cronbach alpha was used to assess the reliability of the scales. The model was tested using structural equation modelling (SEM); an acceptable level of model fit was found. Significant positive relationships were further found among all the constructs. Such an integrated model has not been tested in a team context before and the positive findings therefore add to existing teamwork literature. The finding that transformational leadership and leader emotional intelligence are positively related to team commitment and trust further emphasises the importance of effective leadership behaviour in team dynamics and performance.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/418
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishingen_ZA
dc.subjectLeadershipen_ZA
dc.subjectTrusten_ZA
dc.subjectTeams in the workplaceen_ZA
dc.subjectEmotional intelligenceen_ZA
dc.titleLeader emotional intelligence, transformational leadership, trust and team commitment : testing a model within a team contexten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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