Transformational and Transactional Leadership: Which One Is More Effective in the Education of Employees’ Creativity? Considering the Moderating Role of Learning Orientation and Leader Gender

International Journal of Organizational Leadership 6(2017) 137–156

20 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2019

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Pejman Ebrahimi

Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Department of Management

Mousa Rezvani Chamanzamin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Najmeh Roohbakhsh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jafar Shaygan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 21, 2016

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the effect of transformational and transactional leadership on education of employees’ creativity by considering the moderating role of learning orientation and leader’s gender. The study hypotheses were based on the impact of transformational and transactional leadership styles on employees’ creativity. In this regard, the study questionnaire is distributed among 548 people of department of education employees. Using structural equation modeling the relationships between variables were investigated. The findings showed that the female leaders were more effective than male leaders on transforming schools. Moreover, the results showed that the learning orientation moderates the connection of both leadership styles and employees’ creativity.

Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, Employee Creativity, Learning Orientation, Leader Gender

Suggested Citation

Ebrahimi, Pejman and Rezvani Chamanzamin, Mousa and Roohbakhsh, Najmeh and Shaygan, Jafar, Transformational and Transactional Leadership: Which One Is More Effective in the Education of Employees’ Creativity? Considering the Moderating Role of Learning Orientation and Leader Gender (December 21, 2016). International Journal of Organizational Leadership 6(2017) 137–156 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3333082

Pejman Ebrahimi (Contact Author)

Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Department of Management ( email )

Iran

Mousa Rezvani Chamanzamin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Najmeh Roohbakhsh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jafar Shaygan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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