This study explores the effects of Chinese transformational leaders' preference in teamwork, and creative learning activities and leadership style. Three types of leadership styles, transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire, were measured using Bass and Avolio's (2004) Multifactor Leaders/tip Questionnaire. Student participallts were questioned on their preferences of teamwork based on their leadership styles and tile type of teaching styles that they preferred. Data analyses indicated that while behtlviors associated with transformational leadership motivated foUowers, the resuUs did not significantly relate to a leader's propensity to support teamwork. In addition, creative learning activities were not preferred by participants who experienced laissez-faire leader behavior. The conclusion suggests that the Chinese university has yet to develop transformation leadership education and creative learning might not be the immediate answer for education improvement in China.
"Examination of the Relationship between Individual Leadership Style, Teamwork and Learning Preferences -- A Case from a University in China,"
Journal of Business & Leadership (2005-2012): Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol8/iss1/3