A Study about the Leadership Style and the Organisational Climate at the Swedish Civil Air Aviation Administration in Malmö-Sturup

University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för psykologi

Author: Sophia Dormeyer; [2003]

Keywords: Psychology; Psykologi; Social Sciences;

Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the current leadership style and the organisational climate at the LFV in Sturup. To assess the leadership style the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) by Bass (1985) was used. The organisational climate was measured with the GEFA developed by Ekvall (1986). The participants of the survey were employees from all departments of the airport, but no leaders. The questionnaires of 50 subjects for the MLQ and 38 for the GEFA were evaluated. The results point to individual differences in the leadership behaviours between different leaders. No general style could be assessed. The values for transformational and transactional leadership lie under the optimal values proposed by Bass, whereas the results for Management-by-Exception passive and Laissez-faire leadership are fairly high. The evaluation of the climate points to a friendly and open atmosphere at Sturup where the subordinates are motivated to work and the commitment to the organisation is high. In important dimensions values of innovative organisations could be reached. The assessment of the relation between the two concepts did not lead to significant results.

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