HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Transformational Leadership of Afghans and Americans: A study of culture, Age and Gender

Document Type

Article

Date

3-1-2010

Publication Title

Journal of Service Science and Management

ISSN or ISBN

1940-9907

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

151

Last Page

158

Description

Afghans and Americans have been exposed to different leadership styles which may have influenced their orientation on leading others. Age, gender, and/or culture are possible factors for such differences in leadership orientations. This research surveyed the responses of 502 Americans and 300 Afghans to better understand their orientation toward transformational leadership. The Afghan respondents had significantly higher scores for transformational leadership orientation. Female American respondents had a significantly higher transformational leadership orientation than their Afghan female colleagues. Younger Afghans had a significantly higher tendency toward a transformational leadership orientation than their American counterparts. Suggestions for managers and implications for future research are presented.

DOI

10.4236/jssm.2010.31019

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