Title

Testing the Structure and Effects of Full Range Leadership Theory in the Context of China's Hotel Industry

Keywords

full range leadership theory, multifactor leadership questionnaire, China, hotels

Abstract

This study examined the structure and effect of the Full Range Leadership Theory (FRLT) in the context of the China's hotel industry. Empirical tests through data collected from hotels in China indicate that the original western-oriented nine-factor Full Range Leadership Model represented by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ; Form 5X) is not well supported in China's hotel industry, witnessed by the poor goodness-of-fit indices and the low reliabilities of the factors. Exploratory factor analysis shows that MLQ (Form 5X) can be reduced to a two-factor model in China's hotel industry with the support of much improved goodness-of-fit indices. Test results indicate that cultural and other contextual issues should be considered when applying a theory in a specific industry context. Implications and discussions are provided based on the results of the study.

Publication Date

7-2-2013

Original Citation

Luo, Z.P., Wang, Y.C., and Marnburg, E. (2013). Testing the Structure and Effects of Full Range Leadership Theory in the Context of China’s Hotel Industry, 22(6), Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 22, 656-677.

Number of Pages

656-677

Document Type

Paper

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education

Volume

22

Issue

6

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Location

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19368623.2012.708959

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