Individual values and preferred leadership behaviors: a study of Romanian managers

Fein, Erich C. and Vasiliu, Cristinel and Tziner, Aharon (2011) Individual values and preferred leadership behaviors: a study of Romanian managers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41 (3). pp. 515-535. ISSN 0021-9029


Relationships between individual values and preferred leadership behaviors were examined in a sample of 324 managers from organizations in Romania, a country in transition from a controlled economy to a free-market system. We found the value dimensions of achievement, benevolence, and power to predict preferences for both transformational and transactional leadership behaviors. Specifically, achievement and benevolence displayed positive relationships with both types of leadership. In contrast, power yielded a positive relationship with the preference for transactional behaviors, but an inverse relationship with the preference for transformational leadership. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 06:31
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 02:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: values, leadership, behaviours
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00724.x

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