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Communication Studies


The purpose of this research is to discuss the importance of transformational leadership and the effects it has on job performance. There were 79 participants between the ages of 18 and 66. Participants were required to have worked for the same manager for more than three months. The study used a survey that combined the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and Likert-type questions describing an employee’s job performance based on task performance behaviors, organizational citizenship behaviors, and counterproductive work behaviors. The research found that an employee who perceives his or her manager displays idealized behaviors and enforce extra effort would perform more task performance behaviors. Employees who perceive that their managers manage by exception passively perform fewer task performance behaviors. Managers who want employees to complete more task performance behaviors should increase his or her idealized behaviors and enforce extra effort among employees.

Content Notes

Research Report, Final Report Form

First Advisor

Tammy Swenson Lepper



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