The association between subordinate perception of task and relation oriented leadership behaviors and sense of coherence among a sample of Swedish white-collar workers
2017 (English)In: Work & Stress, ISSN 0267-8373, E-ISSN 1464-5335Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Evidence suggests that leadership behaviours and sense of coherence influences subordinate health. The influence of leadership behaviours on subordinate sense of coherence has not been investigated in any detail. This cross-sectional quantitative study of managers and subordinates in a large governmental organisation focus on this potential association. The study used two common and empirically tested leadership styles: task oriented leadership and relations oriented leadership. In a logistic regression analysis, the association between types of leadership behaviour and SOC were analysed while controlling for age, gender, income, type of employment and organisational tenure. It was hypothesized that both task and relation oriented leadership behaviours would be positively associated with SOC, whereas a laissez faire leadership would be negatively associated with SOC. The hypotheses were not supported. Several implications for further research are discussed including capturing data about both subordinates’ preferred and perceived leadership behaviours.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017.
Leadership, behavior, behaviour, task, relation, sense of coherence, health, public
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23620OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23620DiVA: diva2:1073937
ProjectsArbetsmiljö, ledarskap, inhyrning och hälsa