Publication details for Prof Birgit SchynsSchyns, B. & Sanders, K. (2004). Impliciete leiderschap theorieën en de perceptie van transformationeel leiderschap: een replicatie van Duits onderzoek (Implicit leadership theories and the perception of transformational leadership: A replication of a German study). Gedrag en Organisatie 17(2): 143-154.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0921-5077
- Keywords: Leadership theory, Transformational leadership, Transactional leadership, Romance of leadership.
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Results of a German study show that implicit leadership theories do influence the evaluation of leaders. In this article the German study is replicated in a Dutch situation. In an experimental setting, the effects of two implicit leadership theories, Romance of Leadership and transformational leadership, on the evaluation of a described leader were tested. The experiment was conducted as a two-point design: At time point one 81 Dutch students were questioned about their implicit leadership theories and at time point two the students evaluated descriptions of either a transformational or a transactional leader. As hypothesized (hypothesis 1) transformational leadership as an implicit leadership theory (ILT) has an effect on perceptions of the described leader. Hypothesis 2 could not be confirmed: Romance of leadership has no significant influence on perceptions of the described leader.