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Effect of Learning Goal Orientation on Leadership Development

Emmanuel Mango, Jeremiah Koshal and Caren Ouma
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Emmanuel Mango: Chandaria School of Business, United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Jeremiah Koshal: Chandaria School of Business, United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Caren Ouma: Chandaria School of Business, United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2019, vol. 8, issue 6, 175-180

Abstract: Effective leadership development has eluded many organizations and academia for a long time. Those who have attempted to improve the practice and study of leadership development focus on the same old elements of leadership development. The traditional elements of leadership development that have been studied and implemented previously include: the content of the leadership development programs, the delivery of leadership development programs, the length of the programs and advocating for leadership development programs that are entrenched in leadership theory. Despite numerous studies and implementation of the studies’ findings on leadership development, there exists widespread dissatisfaction with leadership development outcomes. Some scholars have observed that leader developmental readiness may be the missing ingredient in leadership development. Learning goal orientation is one of the five elements of leader developmental readiness. Therefore, this study examines the effect of learning goal orientation on leadership development. The study reveals that learning goal orientation has a significant effect on leadership development, F(1,286) = 62.346, p

Date: 2019
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