The Application of Transformational Leadership Theory to Parenting: Questionnaire Development and Implications for Adolescent Self-Regulatory Efficacy and Life Satisfaction

Morton, Katie L. and Barling, Julian and Rhodes, Ryan E. and Masse, Louise C. and Zumbo, Bruno D. and Beauchamp, Mark R. (2011) The Application of Transformational Leadership Theory to Parenting: Questionnaire Development and Implications for Adolescent Self-Regulatory Efficacy and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33 (5). pp. 688-709. ISSN 0895-2779

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Abstract

We draw upon transformational leadership theory to develop an instrument to measure transformational parenting for use with adolescents. First, potential items were generated that were developmentally appropriate and evidence for content validity was provided through the use of focus groups with parents and adolescents. We subsequently provide evidence for several aspects of construct validity of measures derived from the Transformational Parenting Questionnaire (TPQ). Data were collected from 857 adolescents (Mage = 14.70 years), who rated the behaviors of their mothers and fathers. The results provided support for a second-order measurement model of transformational parenting. In addition, positive relationships between mothers’ and fathers’ transformational parenting behaviors, adolescents’ self-regulatory efficacy for physical activity and healthy eating, and life satisfaction were found. The results of this research support the application of transformational leadership theory to parenting behaviors, as well as the construct validity of measures derived from the TPQ. (AUTHORS' ABSTRACT)

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: REF2014
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 158 Applied psychology
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 14:39
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 14:39
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/156

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