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Transformation Of Managerial Skills Of Engineers

Hercules Visser, Louis Naude, Johann Schepers
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 2, No 2 | a43 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v2i2.43 | © 1970 Hercules Visser, Louis Naude, Johann Schepers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 2004 | Published:

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Hercules Visser, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Louis Naude, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Johann Schepers, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

This article argues that there is a difference in leadership styles between experienced and inexperienced engineers in South Africa. It was found that experienced engineers are more transformational and more transactional than inexperienced engineers. To demonstrate this in the study, the researcher uses the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) of Bass and Avolio (1995) to identify leadership style. The argument is substantiated by the results of a statistical analysis of leadership style administered to 85 experienced and inexperienced engineers in total.

Opsomming
Hierdie artikel debateer die verskil in leierskapstyle tussen ervare en onervare ingenieurs in Suid-Afrika. Dit is bevind dat ervare ingenieurs meer transformasioneel en meer transaksioneel is wanneer vergelyk word met onervare ingenieurs. Om hierdie studie te demonstreer, het die navorser gebruik gemaak van die Multifaktor Leierskapvraelys (MLV) van Bass en Avolio (1995) om leierskapstyl te identifiseer Die argument word verder ondersteun deur die resultate van statistiese analise van leierskapstyl wat uitgevoer is op 85 deelnemers, beide van ervare en onervare ingenieurs in totaal.

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Managerial Skills Of Engineers

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