How leader's age is related to leader effectiveness: Through leader's affective state and leadership behavior

Boerrigter, C.M.M. (2015) How leader's age is related to leader effectiveness: Through leader's affective state and leadership behavior.

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Abstract:This study examines the effect of leader’s age on leader’s affective state, leadership behavior and the overall leader effectiveness. Methods used in the present study entail: 1) inter-reliable coding of leader behaviors, captured through video recordings made during regular staff meetings; and 2) surveys that measured followers’ perception of the leader and leaders’ perception of the staff meeting and of their own leadership skills. The data consist of 32 leaders and 405 followers who are employed by a large Dutch public-sector organization. No direct and indirect relationship between leaders’ age and leader effectiveness is found. Instead, the results revealed a significant negative link between leader’s negative affect and transformational leadership. In the discussion we reflect on the findings of the study, sketch some practical implications, and highlight some strengths and limitations.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67403
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