Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 389–405 | Cite as

A Short Measure of Transformational Leadership

  • Sally A. Carless
  • Alexander J. Wearing
  • Leon Mann
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Abstract

This study reports the development of a short measure of transformational leadership: the Global Transformational Leadership scale (GTL). The study sample was 1,440 subordinates who assessed the leader behaviour of 695 branch managers in a large Australian financial organisation. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis showed that the GTL measured a single construct of leadership and had satisfactory reliability. Evidence for the convergent and discriminant validity is presented. We conclude that the GTL has a number of potential uses as an assessment and selection tool and in leadership research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sally A. Carless
    • 1
  • Alexander J. Wearing
    • 2
  • Leon Mann
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash UniversityCaulfieldAustralia
  2. 2.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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