Keywords : Workplace wellbeing

Transformational and Devious Leadership and How it Predicts Stress and Workplace Wellbeing

Per Eisele

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2020, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 163-169
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2020.60503

The aim of the present study was to examine the predictive power of constructive and
destructive leadership on employee stress and workplace wellbeing. The measurements were
the global transformational leadership scale, a devious leadership scale, the perceived stress
scale and a workplace wellbeing scale. A sample of 423 employees from both public a private
sector filled out a questionnaire at the time of their choice. Results indicate that destructive
leadership (but not constructive leadership) predicts both stress and workplace wellbeing.
Furthermore, employees from the public sector reported significantly higher level of
destructive leadership behavior compared to employees from the private sector.