Is The Full-Range Model Of Leadership Really A Full-Range Model

Date Added: May 2010
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A field study was conducted to compare the three meta-categories assessed in the Managerial Practices Survey (MPS) to the "Full-range" taxonomy assessed in the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). Dyadic and group-level analyses found that subordinate job attitudes and boss rated managerial effectiveness were predicted better by the MPS meta-categories than by the MLQ meta-categories. Results also suggested that at least one of the three meta-categories from the MPS were more important in predicting each effectiveness outcome than any of the meta-categories from the MLQ. Implications germane to leadership theory and research are further discussed.