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ERIC Number: EJ1134843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
The Relationship between the Servant Leadership Behaviors of Immediate Supervisors and Followers' Perceptions of Being Empowered in the Context of Small Business
Van Winkle, Barbara; Allen, Stuart; DeVore, Douglas; Winston, Bruce
Journal of Leadership Education, v13 n3 p70-82 Sum 2014
The purpose of this study was to measure the relationship between followers' perceptions of the servant leadership of their immediate supervisor and followers' sense of empowerment in the context of small businesses. A quantitative survey was completed by 116 employees of small businesses, including measures of supervisors' servant leadership behaviors and followers' self-perceived empowerment. Followers' perceptions of being empowered were found to correlate positively with their ratings of the servant leadership behaviors of immediate supervisors. The findings support the researchers' assertions that followers' perceptions of being empowered will increase as supervisors' servant leadership behaviors increase.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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