The Relationship between Leadership Style and Employee Stress: An Empirical Study

By Debra Lopez, Mark Green, Meghan Carmody-Bubb and Stephanie Kodatt.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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As a leader, it is imperative to focus not only on production but, at the same time, to be considerate of employees. In this study, the “Maslach” Burnout Inventory (MBI) was utilized to measure three general sources of stress; emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. The “Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire” (LBDQ) was utilized to measure the production-orientation and consideration-orientation of the participants’ leaders. Findings included that the more considerate the leader was the less depersonalized and the less emotionally exhausted the follower felt. The more production-oriented the leader was the more emotionally exhausted the follower was. When analyzing predictors of emotional exhaustion for Generation Y, it was found that the more texting this generation did after work hours, the less job-related emotional exhaustion they felt.

Keywords: Human Resources, Leadership, Stress

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.169-182. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 977.154KB).

Dr. Debra Lopez

Professor, Department of Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, USA

Dr. Debra Lopez holds a PhD in leadership studies and is a consultant and adjunct professor in San Antonio, Texas. She has held positions in a fortune 500 company and is an active researcher in the area of employee stress.

Dr. Mark Green

Professor, Department of Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, USA

Dr. Mark Green is a professor of leadership studies at Our Lady of the Lake University. He holds a PhD in educational administration, an MBA, an MS in information systems, an M.Ed, and an MA in theology. He teaches leadership in his university’s doctoral program in leadership studies and has chaired over 40 doctoral dissertations in the field of leadership. Prior to his career in academia, he served as a military officer with assignments at the Pentagon and the Army Medical Department Center.

Dr. Meghan Carmody-Bubb

Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, USA

Dr. Meghan Carmody-Bubb holds a PhD in experimental psychology. She is a former Naval officer who is currently an assistant professor of leadership studies at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Dr. Stephanie Kodatt

Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Dr. Stephanie Kodatt holds a PhD in leadership studies and has presented at multiple international conferences. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at Florida International University.

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