Accentuate the positive : organizational and personal consequences of positive leadership

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelloway, E. Kevin
dc.creator Weigand, Heidi A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-08T14:27:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-08T14:27:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other HD57.7 W448 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27010
dc.description ix, 105 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-94).
dc.description.abstract For this thesis, I examined the relationship between positive leadership and follower work behaviours through two studies. In the first, 313 employees participated in a study to examine how leaders’ positivity and positive leadership affect that of their followers. The purpose of the study was to explore if leaders’ positivity and enactment of positive leadership predicted follower positivity, which then predicted follower innovation, and burnout. Study Two built on the established positive leadership behaviour constructs by assessing an intervention aimed at enhancing positive leadership behaviours. The leadership intervention was assessed using a field experiment in which 80 leaders and their followers from a long-term health care organization were randomly assigned to leader positivity training, positive leadership training, a combined positivity and positive leadership training group or a control group. In this study the effects of training on followers’ perceptions of leaders’ positivity, follower positivity, burnout, and innovation were assessed. The two-study analysis supported the two positive leadership constructs and revealed that positive leadership affects follower burnout, while leader positivity affects follower positivity and innovation. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD57.7
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Attitudes
dc.title Accentuate the positive : organizational and personal consequences of positive leadership en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Management)
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.discipline Management
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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