Conceptualizing and Measuring Transformational and Transactional Leadership

Ulrich Jensen, Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Louise Ladegaard Bro, Anne Bøllingtoft, Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen, Ann Louise Holten, Christian Bøtcher Jacobsen, Jacob Ladenburg, Poul Aaes Nielsen, Heidi Houlberg Salomonsen, Niels Westergård-Nielsen, Allan Würtz

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Abstract

Existing conceptualizations and measures of transformational and transactional leadership have unclear theoretical bases, confound leadership and its effects, and are not necessarily suitable for public organizations. Overcoming these problems is necessary to test how leadership affects performance. Many public administration scholars apply the concepts, emphasizing the need to ensure that the concepts are applicable in both public and private organizations. The article reconceptualizes transformational and transactional leadership and develops and tests revised measures that can be employed on employees and leaders, are robust in terms of repeated use by the same respondents, and are applicable to public and private organizations alike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-33
Number of pages31
JournalAdministration and Society
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • measurement validity
  • private organizations
  • public organizations
  • transactional leadership
  • transformational leadership

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  • Public Administration
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Jensen, U., Andersen, L. B., Bro, L. L., Bøllingtoft, A., Eriksen, T. L. M., Holten, A. L., ... Würtz, A. (2019). Conceptualizing and Measuring Transformational and Transactional Leadership. Administration and Society, 51(1), 3-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399716667157

Conceptualizing and Measuring Transformational and Transactional Leadership. / Jensen, Ulrich; Andersen, Lotte Bøgh; Bro, Louise Ladegaard; Bøllingtoft, Anne; Eriksen, Tine Louise Mundbjerg; Holten, Ann Louise; Jacobsen, Christian Bøtcher; Ladenburg, Jacob; Nielsen, Poul Aaes; Salomonsen, Heidi Houlberg; Westergård-Nielsen, Niels; Würtz, Allan.

In: Administration and Society, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 3-33.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jensen, U, Andersen, LB, Bro, LL, Bøllingtoft, A, Eriksen, TLM, Holten, AL, Jacobsen, CB, Ladenburg, J, Nielsen, PA, Salomonsen, HH, Westergård-Nielsen, N & Würtz, A 2019, 'Conceptualizing and Measuring Transformational and Transactional Leadership', Administration and Society, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 3-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399716667157
Jensen, Ulrich ; Andersen, Lotte Bøgh ; Bro, Louise Ladegaard ; Bøllingtoft, Anne ; Eriksen, Tine Louise Mundbjerg ; Holten, Ann Louise ; Jacobsen, Christian Bøtcher ; Ladenburg, Jacob ; Nielsen, Poul Aaes ; Salomonsen, Heidi Houlberg ; Westergård-Nielsen, Niels ; Würtz, Allan. / Conceptualizing and Measuring Transformational and Transactional Leadership. In: Administration and Society. 2019 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 3-33.
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