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dc.contributor.authorAde, Fardhi S.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-27T01:28:41Z
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2601
dc.description.abstractLeadership is a phenomenon that exists in all groups or societies, and has unique and distinct characteristics across cultures. The effectiveness of leadership is determined by the cultural background of the individuals within a group or society. This study provides evidence that the ways Indonesians think about effective leadership behaviours is distinct from those in the United States. In this study the MLQ (Bass and Avolio, 1995) was back-translated for use in Indonesia. Pilot testing showed that some of the US-derived items were ambiguous or perhaps meaningless for Indonesian workers, and suggested two leadership behaviours (benevolent parent figure and directive) as being important to them. In the main study (n=618), factor analysis showed that the way Indonesian respondents classified leadership behaviours did not conform to Bass and Avolio's transformational and transactional taxonomy. Rather three factors emerged representing leadership behaviour that was seen as "ideal", "minimal" and ''unacceptable'' to Indonesian workers. Further, the "ideal" and "minimal" behaviours appear to reflect the two basic human needs in Herzberg's (1966) two-factor theory - the needs for growth and to avoid pain. Taken together with Shaw's (1990) leadership categorisation theory, this study proposes a new way of explaining how subordinates think about and categorise leadership behaviours in a non-Western culture. The correlations between the three leadership behaviours and four outcome variables Gob satisfaction, organisational commitment, trust and intention to leave) were all significant in this data set. This shows that the new taxonomy developed is relevant for the Indonesian sample, and also demonstrated some important factors contributing to employees' attitudes. Finally, this study has theoretical and practical implications for developing and broadening our knowledge and skill about effective leadership processes. Some limitations are discussed together with call for future research to clarify the new taxonomy proposed.en
dc.format.extent1-153en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectleadership behavioursen
dc.subjecttransformational leadershipen
dc.subjecttransactional leadershipen
dc.subjectHerzberg's two-factor theoryen
dc.subjectleadership categorisation theoryen
dc.subjectemployee's attitudeen
dc.subjectjob satisfactionen
dc.subjectorganisational commitmenten
dc.subjecttrusten
dc.subjectintention to leaveen
dc.titleThe relationship between perceived leadership behaviours and employees’ attitudes to work : an empirical study in Indonesiaen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Commerce and Managementen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/BMGTen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
pubs.notesMastersThesisen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/BMGT
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.publisher.placeCanterburyen


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