The effect of demographic characteristics on leadership behaviour

Alenazi, F, Muenjohn, N and McMurray, A 2017, 'The effect of demographic characteristics on leadership behaviour', World Journal of Management, vol. 8, no. 1, 2, pp. 15-31.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The effect of demographic characteristics on leadership behaviour
Author(s) Alenazi, F
Muenjohn, N
McMurray, A
Year 2017
Journal name World Journal of Management
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Article Number 2
Start page 15
End page 31
Total pages 17
Publisher Zant World Press
Abstract To date, the relationship between demographic characteristics and leadership behaviour is overlooked in the literature. The current study considered the effect of the demographic characteristics on leadership behaviour in terms of transformational and transactional leadership. The importance of this study stems from the association between the demographic characteristics of the leaders and their leadership behaviour. The data was collected from 438 leaders in the banking industry via a survey. Results identified that educational level had the greatest influence on leadership behaviour than any other demographic characteristics. In addition, the occupational category had a negative correlation with leadership behaviour. The findings are discussed along with suggestions for future research.
Subject Organisational Behaviour
Keyword(s) leadership behaviour
transformational leadership
demographic characteristics
Saudi Arabia
banking
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