Moral Orientations and Leadership Style

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Matiaske, Wenzel (Berlin)
Publication Date
  • W. Matiaske, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Elites and leadership
  • Abstract

    Value stands and leadership style of executives in companies. Topics: Attitude to political commitment and achievement orientation; national pride; desire for equal rights and social recognition; conformity; sense of duty; desire for accomplishment; emotionality; willingness to adapt; power orientation; sociability; striving for security; tolerance; hedonism; desire for a high standard of living; ambition; trust in a partner; attitude to co-determination; significance of independence and belief in God; health-conscious life. Plus-minus comparison of perceived and desired goals, that should be persued by economic organizations (companies); desired relationship between executives and employees (scale); leadership concepts; most important forms of employee motivation. Self-classification in the management hierarchy of the company; staff or line activity; span of control; age of subordinate employees; education level of the employees; proportion of routine activities; most important sources of employee motivation in the company; satisfaction with furnishing in personnel and materials; assumed recognition by one´s own colleagues; assessment of the readiness of the employees to achieve as well as of the atmosphere at work and in the company (scale). Presence of leadership principles in writing; participation in leadership seminars; degree of centralization of decision-making authority in the company (scale); assessment of information policies and communication in the company; characterization of organization structure; teamwork; classification of freedom of personal action or organization; judgement on the leadership style of immediate superior. Satisfaction with position in the company, the prospects of promotion and income; importance of income; thoughts about change of job; most important reasons for a change of position; social origins; length of company employment; number of positions up to now; length of employment; length of answering questionnaire; judgement on answer categories in the questionnaire for an adequate representation of one´s own attitudes. Also encoded was: comments of respondent on the questionnaire.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
of members in the trade associations of the ULA (Union leitender Angestellter) {executives Union}
Sampling Procedure Comment: Weighted random selection. Sample according to degree of organization and size of area of business
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 601
    Number of Variables: 159
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2334 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Matiaske, Wenzel: Wertorientierungen und Führungsstil: Ergebnisse einer Felduntersuchung zum Führungsstil leitender Angestellter. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1992. (Schriften zur empirischen Entscheidungs- und Organisationsforschung, Bd. 14)
  • Matiaske, Wenzel: Wertorientierung und Führungsstil. Dokumentation zur Fragebogenentwicklung. Paderborn: unveröffentlichtes Manuskript, 1988.
  • Bronner, Rolf; Matiaske, Wenzel: Wertwandel im Management. In: ULA-Nachrichten, 1989, 6, S. 3 und 7/8 sowie In: Eisen und Stahl, 1989, 20, S. 77-78.
  • Matiaske, Wenzel: Wertorientierungen und Führungssituation: Ergebnisse einer Felduntersuchung zum Führungsstil leitender Angestellter. In: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 1991, 5, S. 357-358.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22