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Transformational leadership and employee psychological well-being: A review and directions for future research

Available Online http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-04772-001
Publication Date July 2017
Author Kara A. Arnold
Source Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This paper reviews the existing literature examining the role of transformational leadership and the effect it has on employee well-being. Based on the analysis of the 40 studies included in the review, results suggest a significant positive relationship between transformational leadership and positive well-being and a negative relationship between transformational leadership and negative well-being. Results also suggest that several mediating mechanisms exist in this relationship and that more research is needed to identify moderating variables. The paper concludes that research should continue on transformational leadership, identifying causal connections and more complex relationships.

Keywords Transformational leadership, employee well-being, causality
Reference

Arnold, K. A. (2017). Transformational leadership and employee psychological well-being: A review and directions for future research. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22(3), 381-393.

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