Leadership & Employee Behaviour in Organizations: the mediating effect of regulatory focus on the relation between leadership style and employees creativity and in-role performance

Bodewes, Tom (2011) Leadership & Employee Behaviour in Organizations: the mediating effect of regulatory focus on the relation between leadership style and employees creativity and in-role performance.

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Abstract:The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of transformational and transactional leadership on employee creativity and in-role performance. And to determine whether regulatory focus plays a mediating role in this matter. Data was collected from 118 pairs, consisting of managers and employees working in three hospitals. It was expected that the transformational leadership style has a positive relation to the creativity of employee due to its positive relation to the promotion focus of the employee. Transactional leadership style, on the other hand, was expected to have a positive relation to in-role performance where employee prevention focus would function as a mediator. As expected, the results confirms the positive relation of transformational leadership with creativity and transactional leadership with in-role performance. However, the hypothesis that employee regulatory focus mediates this relationship could not be confirmed. Employee promotion focus has a positive relation to creative behaviour but no significant relation was determined between employee regulatory focus and in-role performance. Moreover, promotion focus seems to have a moderating role in the relation between transformational leadership and creativity.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61192
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