One recent direction for leadership research has been the use of purely qualitative data and qualitative analysis. One analytical method used in this phenomenological research has been the full grounded theory method. That method has generated social process theories about leadership in organizational settings. The present research ope rationalizes those theories into questionnaire format. This ope rationalized work gives support to a one-factor model for social processes of leadership (SPL) in organizations. It also identifies four lower-order social processes of leadership. Concurrent validity is concluded from a high correlation with Bass & Avolio's and Podsakoff's transformational leadership constructs. The correlations are so high that the SPL scale might be tapping the same underlying construct as transformational leadership. The augmentation effect of transformational leadership over (transactional) management is also supported. Support has been obtained for ongoing grounded theory based research into the social processes of leadership and influence, and related phenomena, in organizations.
|Title of host publication||Transformational and charismatic leadership|
|Subtitle of host publication||The road ahead 10th anniversary edition|
|Editors||B J Avolio, F J Yammarino|
|Place of Publication||Bingley, United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|