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Police Officer Transformational Leadership: Development and Validation of a Self-reported Scale
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2018, Pages: 67-72
Received: Jan. 3, 2019; Accepted: Jan. 25, 2019; Published: Feb. 20, 2019
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Marc Dussault, Business School, University of Québec in Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Canada
Andrée-Ann Deschênes, Department of Administrative Sciences, University of Québec in Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada
Éric Frenette, Faculty of Education, Laval University, Québec, Canada
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The aim of this study is to develop and test the factorial validity of a questionnaire about police officer’s transformational leadership on the ground. Based on Bass’s (1985) transactional/transformational leadership model, Police Officers Transformational Leadership Scale is composed of 33 items rated on a Likert-type scale from (1) Completely disagree to (6) Completely agree. Respondents were 167 police officers from a large French Canadian police organization and two small police corps. The results show that a model structure with two second-order dimensions (transactional and transformational leadership), consistent with Bass’s theory (1985), provided a good fit to the data. The results suggest that this questionnaire is well suited for describing the transformational leadership of police officers.
Police Officer, Transformational Leadership, Self-reported Scale
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Marc Dussault, Andrée-Ann Deschênes, Éric Frenette, Police Officer Transformational Leadership: Development and Validation of a Self-reported Scale, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2018, pp. 67-72. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20180706.11
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