Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Thomas Kane

Keywords

leadership, school, work, family, health

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

The goal of the current study was to test a Multidimensional Leadership and Life Domain model, linking leadership behaviors to working college students' school, work, family and health characteristics. To do so, a multidimensional measure of school-supportive supervisor behaviors (SSSB) was developed and validated. The sample of 324 employed students were surveyed regarding perceptions of transformational leadership (TFL), SSSB, family-supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB), role conflict, affect, satisfaction and health. Model tests using structural equation modeling showed a negative relationship between leadership behaviors and role conflict, and positive indirect effects of leadership behaviors on working college student's commitment, satisfaction and general health. These findings indicate that transformational leadership effects permeate into the working college student's school and family lives and their general health. These results support further testing of supervisory behaviors as an impact on the whole employee rather than the working employee.

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© Carlos Humberto Rodriguez

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