Cunningham, Christopher J. L.
Warren, Amye; O'Leary, Brian J.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The present study was designed to examine the relationship between authoritative parenting and transformational leadership as an example of family-work enrichment. Participants were working managers who are parents (N = 150), recruited from MBA programs, manufacturing companies, and social media. Participants responded to an internet-based survey composed of measures of parenting style, work-family enrichment, and transformational leadership. Participants also provided responses regarding the overall impact of having children on their personal leadership development. Analyses of self-reported data consisted of correlation and regression-based methods for identifying relationships and predictor variables. Qualitative data were also gathered and content analyzed, helping to illustrate patterns observed in the quantitative survey data. Results identified a positive relationship between authoritative parenting and transformational leadership as a tangible and meaningful example of family-to-work enrichment. More generally, the results of the present study demonstrate that effective parenting influences optimal workplace leadership.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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Kearns, Katherine, "Authoritative parenting and transformational leadership: an example of family-to-work enrichment" (2016). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.