Impact of Transformational Leadership on Vocational Rehabilitation Industry

Norman R. Boutte, Kaveh Shamsa, Bhaskar Raj Sinha

Abstract


The United States vocational rehabilitation industry retrains injured workers by sending them back to trade schools or vocational colleges to acquire another skill that is usually less physically strenuous. In order to retrain injured workers this vocational rehabilitation industry small business owners must hire their own staff to prepare and manage the injured worker case load.  The concern encompasses the work behaviors of the small business owners and the employees in this vocational rehabilitation industry, and the type of leadership that may be used to influence their behaviors. TL represents a motivational management paradigm. It encompasses a method of controlling the vocational rehabilitation industry small business owner’s and the employee’s work behaviors by using corrective transactions This research deals with the influence of transformational leadership on behaviors of owners and employees of small businesses within the vocational rehabilitation industry. Specifically, this research examined the influence of transformational leadership on the work behaviors of the owners as well as that of the employees in this segment of industry. The quantitative study sent 2,000 Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire surveys by internet to a sample of United States vocational rehabilitation industry small business owners and employees to examine the influence of transformational leadership methods. National lists of United States vocational rehabilitation industry small business owners and employees composed the sample. Seventy two respondents answered the survey. Small business owners comprised forty nine respondents. Small business employees comprised twenty three respondents. Statistical analysis confirmed that transformational leadership positively influenced the work behaviors of United States vocational rehabilitation industry small business owners as well as the small business employees. The analysis further shows that the influence on the owners and the employees were similar.

 

Keywords - Corrective transactions, transactional leadership, transformational leadership, vocational rehabilitation industry, work behavior.


Keywords


Corrective transactions, transactional leadership, transformational leadership, vocational rehabilitation industry, work behavior.

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