Team transformational leadership, trust, satisfaction, and commitment: the testing of a structural equation model in software development teams
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This paper studied the relationship among team transformational leadership, team trust, job satisfaction, and team commitment of the team members in software development teams in the United States of America. A total of 5,375 surveys were distributed and only 69 respondents completed the online survey. Based upon 65 validated respondents, this study conducted a confirmatory factor analysis and evaluated the direct and indirect weights of path coefficients among the latent variables at 5% level of significance. The results using path analysis indicate that team transformational leadership is strongly positively related to team empowerment (r= .86, p= .00) and team trust (r= .82, p= .00) in software development teams while team empowerment (r= .27, p=. 55) and team trust (r= .29, p= .55) are not related to job satisfaction in software development teams. There is a slight positive relationship between team job satisfaction and the team commitment
Hsu, Shih-Yi and Mujtaba, Bahaudin, "Team transformational leadership, trust, satisfaction, and commitment: the testing of a structural equation model in software development teams" (2007). HCBE Faculty Articles. 416.