A Cross-sectional Study of the Impact of Transformational Leadership on Integrative Conflict Management

  •  Mohammad Hunitie    


This research is designed to study the impact of the components of transformational leadership style (individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation and idealized influence) on a particular style of conflict management, i.e. integrative. Jordanian public ministries comprised the population of the research. A random sample consisting of 75 frontline managers from 15 ministries was used to collected research data via a valid and reliable questionnaire. The research leads to acceptance of the hypothesis that individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, and idealized influence are positively associated with the integrative style of conflict management. Intellectual stimulation is the dimension that has the greatest influence on the integrative style of conflict management, followed by idealized influence. Individualized consideration has the lowest influence on the integrative conflict management style. Thus, frontline managers should be informed about, trained and encouraged to adopt transformational leadership practices and to use their integrative qualities to enhance the management of organizational conflicts.

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