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Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182972ee5
Original Articles

The Influence of Transformational Leadership on Employee Well-Being: Results From a Survey of Companies in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in Germany

Jacobs, Christine; Pfaff, Holger PhD; Lehner, Birgit MA; Driller, Elke PhD; Nitzsche, Anika PhD; Stieler-Lorenz, Brigitte PhD; Wasem, Jürgen PhD; Jung, Julia PhD

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a transformational leadership style on employee well-being.

Methods: Data for the study were taken from an on-line survey of all employees from six German companies in the information and communication technology sector. The data obtained were analyzed using multiple logistic regressions.

Results: Analysis of data from a total of 318 employees (response rate 58.4%) revealed a significant relationship between transformational leadership and employee well-being (P = 0.00; OR = 1.13; 95% CI = 1.05 to 1.22). A higher degree of perceived transformational leadership is associated with greater well-being.

Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that a transformational leadership style, which both conveys a sense of trust and meaningfulness and individually challenges and develops employees, also has a positive effect on employee well-being.

Copyright © 2013 by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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