The relationship between transformational leadership behaviours, team leader emotional intelligence and team commitment : an exploratory study

Strauss, J. J. ; Schlechter, A. F. ; Boshoff, A. B. (2004-12)

Thesis (MA (Industrial Psychology)) -- University of Stellenbosch, 2004.

58 leaves printed on single pages, preliminary pages i- v and numbered pages 1-52. Includes bibliography, list of tables and figures. Digitized at 330 dpi black and white PDF format (OCR), using KODAK i 1220 PLUS scanner.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An exploratory study conducted in six 24-hour manufacturing plants, using the responses of 178 employees on a composite questionnaire, investigated the relationships between transformational leadership behaviours, team leader emotional intelligence and team commitment. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were conducted on The Swinburne University Emotional Intelligence Test (SUEIT), the Multi-Factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), and the Team Commitment Questionnaire of Bennett and Boshoff. The results of a Pearson correlation analysis, Stepwise Multiple Regression and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) analysis indicated that there are small but significant relationships between team commitment and transformational leadership behaviours, as well as between team leader emotional intelligence and team commitment. A significant relationship was found between transformational leadership behaviours and team leader emotional intelligence.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: In 'n eksploratiewe studie wat in ses 24-uur vervaardigingsaanlegte onderneem is en wat die antwoorde van 178 werknemers op 'n saamgestelde vraelys ontleed het, is ondersoek ingestel na die verwantskap tussen transformasionele leierskapgedragspatrone, emosionele intelligensie van spanleiers en spanverbondenheid. 'n Eksploratiewe Faktor-Analise (EFA) en Bevestigende Faktor-Analise (BFA) is uitgevoer op die Swinburne Universiteit Emosionele Intelligensie Toets (SUEIT), die Multi-Faktor Leierskap Vraelys (MLV) en die Spanverbondenheid Vraelys van Bennett en Boshoff. Die resultate van die Pearson korrelasie analise, Stapsgewyse Meervoudige Regressie- en Struktuur Vergelykings Modelering (SVM) -analises het aangedui dat daar klein maar beduidende verwantskappe tussen spanverbondenheid en transformasionele leierskapgedragspatrone sowel as tussen spanleier emosionele intelligensie en spanverbondenheid bestaan. 'n Beduidende verwantskap is gevind tussen transformasionele leierskapgedragspatrone en spanleier emosionele intelligensie.

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