This paper aims to deal with a study aimed at clarifying the relationship between the dimensions of the perceived transformational leadership style and work motivation in a sample of female employees.
A total of 168 Lithuanian employees participated in the empirical study. Work motivation was assessed using the work extrinsic and intrinsic motivation scale (Tremblay et al., 2009). The perceived transformational leadership style was assessed with the help of the transformational leadership inventory (Podsakoff et al., 1990).
The results revealed that both intrinsic and extrinsic work motivation of female employees was enhanced when the leader was perceived as a person articulating the vision of the future, providing an appropriate role model, fostering the acceptance of group goals and applying intellectual stimulation. High-performance expectations of the transformational leader lead to an increased level of women’s extrinsic motivation.
This study contributes to the limited empirical research into the role of discrete dimensions of transformational leadership in determining both intrinsic and extrinsic work motivation of female employees.
Special thanks go to Evelina Jočienė for a significant contribution in performing the study.
Morkevičiūtė, M. and Endriulaitienė, A. (2020), "Explaining work motivation through perceived transformational leadership: what to expect in a sample of female employees?", Gender in Management, Vol. 35 No. 6, pp. 585-599. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-01-2020-0004
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