Transformational leadership and performance

Type Research Project

Duration Jan. 1, 1992 - Nov. 30, 1998

  • Operations Research AE (Former organization)
  • Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
  • Institute for Nonprofit Management IN (Details)


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Abstract (English)

We examine the relations between transformational/transactional leadership and performance indicators of 20 different banks. Leadership behavior is measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), which is used for the first time in the German-speaking area. The psychometric quality of the German MLQ is analyzed. This is the first empirical study that relates leadership behavior to objective (short- and long-term) performance indicators without any qualitative or subjective influence. Objective performance measures take into account customer features and local market conditions, and show whether reasonable targets are over- or underperformed. We find support for the hypothesis that transformational leadership affects performance over and above transactional leadership. <br>LISREL, reliability analysis



  • 5307 Business and management economics (Details)
  • 5352 Human resource management, personnel management (Details)


  • leadership