Individual Values and Preferred Leadership Behaviors: A Study of Romanian Managers
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 515–535, March 2011
How to Cite
Fein, E. C., Vasiliu, C. and Tziner, A. (2011), Individual Values and Preferred Leadership Behaviors: A Study of Romanian Managers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41: 515–535. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00724.x
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
Relationships between individual values and preferred leadership behaviors were examined in a sample of 324 managers from organizations in Romania, a country in transition from a controlled economy to a free-market system. We found the value dimensions of achievement, benevolence, and power to predict preferences for both transformational and transactional leadership behaviors. Specifically, achievement and benevolence displayed positive relationships with both types of leadership. In contrast, power yielded a positive relationship with the preference for transactional behaviors, but an inverse relationship with the preference for transformational leadership. The implications of these findings are discussed.