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Transformational leadership and depressive symptoms: a prospective study

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posted on 26.09.2012 by Fehmidah Munir, Karina Nielsen, Isabella G. Carneiro
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the association between transformational leadership and depressive symptoms in employees working within healthcare.Method: 447 employees completed a baseline survey and 274 completed a follow-up survey 18 months later. 188 completed both baseline and follow-up survey. Transformational leadership was measured using the Global Transformational Leadership Scale and depression was measured using with the Major Depression Inventory.Results: Transformational leadership was negatively associated with depressive symptoms at baseline (beta = -0.31, p<.01, 8% variance) follow-up (beta = -0.25, p<.01, 3% variance) and prospectively (beta = - 0.21, p<.05, 4% variance). Conclusion: Managers with a transformational leadership style may help toward protecting employees from developing major depression.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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MUNIR, F., NIELSEN, K. and CARNEIRO, I.G., 2010. Transformational leadership and depressive symptoms: a prospective study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 120 (1-3), pp. 235 - 239.

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© Elsevier

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2010

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This article was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2009.03.020

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0165-0327

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en

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