Transformational leadership as a moderator of the relationship between psychological safety and learning behaviour in work teams in Ghana

Kumako, S.K. ORCID: 0000-0001-9530-7571 and Asumeng, M.A., 2013. Transformational leadership as a moderator of the relationship between psychological safety and learning behaviour in work teams in Ghana. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 39 (1), p. 1036. ISSN 0258-5200

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Abstract

Orientation: Transformational team leadership is an important variable that influences team members’ perception of the team as psychologically safe enough to engage in learning behaviours. Research purpose: The study was aimed at investigating the relationship between psychological safety and learning behaviour in teams, as well as the moderating role of transformational team leadership in this relationship. Motivation for the study: For a team to be effective, adaptive and innovative and engage in learning behaviours, the transformational team leader must set the right climate in the team, where he or she welcomes the team members’ opinions, questions and feedback at no risk to their image. An understanding of this will be important in team leader selection and training. Research design, approach and method: Using a cross-sectional survey design, 57 work teams comprising 456 respondents in teams of 7–9 members were purposively sampled from five financial institutions in Accra, Ghana. Hierarchical regression and moderation analyses were run on the data at the team level. Main findings: Results indicated a positive relationship between team psychological safety and team learning behaviour, with transformational team leadership moderating this relationship. Practical/managerial implication: Transformational team leadership is important in creating a climate of psychological safety that will enable team members to engage in learning behaviours. Contribution/value-add: The study provided theoretical and empirical evidence that, in organisational contexts, transformational team leadership is an important variable that can facilitate psychological safety and learning behaviour in teams.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology
Creators: Kumako, S.K. and Asumeng, M.A.
Publisher: AOSIS Publishing
Date: 31 July 2013
Volume: 39
Number: 1
ISSN: 0258-5200
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.4102/sajip.v39i1.1036DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Jan 2017 11:41
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29585

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