Implicit leadership theories in applied settings: factor structure, generalizability, and stability over time

Epitropaki, Olga and Martin, Robin (2004) Implicit leadership theories in applied settings: factor structure, generalizability, and stability over time. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89 2: 293-310. doi:10.1037/0021-9010.89.2.293

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Author Epitropaki, Olga
Martin, Robin
Title Implicit leadership theories in applied settings: factor structure, generalizability, and stability over time
Journal name Journal of Applied Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9010
1939-1854
Publication date 2004-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0021-9010.89.2.293
Volume 89
Issue 2
Start page 293
End page 310
Total pages 8
Place of publication Lancaster, Pa, USA
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Sciences
1503 Business and Management
Abstract The present empirical investigation had a 3-fold purpose: (a) to cross-validate L. R. Offermann, J. K. Kennedy, and P. W. Wirtz's (1994) scale of Implicit Leadership Theories (ILTs) in several organizational settings and to further provide a shorter scale of ILTs in organizations; (b) to assess the generalizability of ILTs across different employee groups, and (c) to evaluate ILTs' change over time. Two independent samples were used for the scale validation (N1 = 500 and N2 = 439). A 6-factor structure (Sensitivity, Intelligence, Dedication, Dynamism, Tyranny, and Masculinity) was found to most accurately represent ELTs in organizational settings. Regarding the generalizability of ILTs, although the 6-factor structure was consistent across different employee groups, there was only partial support for total factorial invariance. Finally, evaluation of gamma, beta, and alpha change provided support for ILTs' stability over time. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
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