In the eyes of the beholder: Transformational leadership, positive psychological capital, and performance

Janaki Gooty, Mark Gavin, Mark Gavin, Lance M. Frazier, Bradley D. Snow

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Abstract

This article develops and tests a conceptual model of followers' perceptions of transformational leadership as an antecedent to their positive psychological capital - a higher-order construct that represents an individual's motivational propensity and perseverance toward goals. Positive psychological capital, in turn, has in-role performance and organizational citizenship behavior as consequences. Structural equation modeling results support the relationship between followers' perceptions of transformational leadership and positive psychological capital, as well as the relationship between positive psychological capital and each performance outcome. Implications of these results are discussed regarding the literatures of transformational leadership and positive organizational behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-367
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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