2004
Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Employees' learning orientation as a moderator in the relationship between transformational leadership and psychological empowerment

Employees' learning orientation as a moderator in the relationship between transformational leadership and psychological empowerment

Niek Faber, Onne Janssen & Tjeerd Bartlema, Gedrag & Organisatie, Volume 19, Maart 2006, nr. 1, pp. 22-36

Employees' learning orientation was hypothesized to enhance the positive relationship between transformational leadership and empowerment experienced by employees. As expected, a survey among 191 attendants of organizational-psychological training courses showed a positive relationship between transformational leadership and psychological empowerment. However, a learning orientation was found to serve as a substitute rather than an enhancer of the empowering effect of transformational leadership. More specifically, transformational leadership was strongly related to psychological empowerment for employees with a weak learning orientation. For employees with a strong learning orientation, transformational leadership had only a marginal relationship with psychological empowerment because these employees had already relatively high levels of empowerment induced by their learning orientation.

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