Title

Thesis

Date of Award

5-1-2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Schafer, Joseph

Abstract

Transformational leadership is characterized by service-oriented and interactive behavior. The objective of the study is to examine the importance of transformational leadership in organizational preparedness in policing by assessing the transformational leadership components. Organizational preparedness is seen by how the leaders are efficient in managing other staff and ensuring they are ready for deployment. The study found a positive correlation between idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, individual consideration, and inspirational motivation and organizational preparedness. Regression analysis showed that intellectual stimulation and inspirational motivation were statistically significant in influencing organizational preparedness while idealized influence and individual consideration were found to not to be statistically significant. The research established that there is a mixed effect of transformational leadership on organizational preparedness. The research recommends that in policing, a transformational leadership style can be adopted as it influences organizational preparedness positively.

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