Personal epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership behaviours

Tickle, Emma L., Brownlee, Joanne M., & Nailon, Di L. (2005) Personal epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership behaviours. The Journal of Management Development, 24(8), pp. 706-719.

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The recent emergence of epistemological beliefs as a basis for understanding what and how knowledge is used in the context of a teacher's professional practice has implications for the study of leadership behaviours. This paper contends that transformational leaders display many behaviours characteristic of constructivist teachers in terms of facilitating learning in subordinates by providing support and development opportunities. As a result, studying epistemological beliefs may provide insight into the behaviour of transformational leaders in organisational settings and contribute to leadership training and development.

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ID Code: 1056
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: transformational leadership, learning, values, beliefs, epistemological beliefs
DOI: 10.1108/02621710510613735
ISSN: 0262-1711
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 18 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 01:03

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