Arab Journal of Administration المجلة العربية للإدارة


The study examines the impact of transformational leadership on psychological empowerment. Data were collected via self-administered questionnaire from a sample of private sector employees (348). Transformational leadership behavior was measured using the four factors of transformational leadership adopted by MLQ (Bass and Avolio,1990). Psychological empowerment was measured using Spreitzer (1995) scale. Means, standard deviations, Pearson correlations and stepwise regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The finding indicated that the degree of practicing transformational leadership by private sector managers from employees’ perspectives was moderate and the mean was (3.25), and that employees of private sector feel a moderate level of psychological empowerment and the mean was (3.56).The findings indicated that a moderate, positive and significant relationship exists between transformational leadership (overall) and the dimension psychological empowerment. The results of the study showed that transformational leadership dimensions, which include idealized influences; inspirational motivation; individualized consideration; and intellectual stimulation are found to significantly relate to psychological empowerment. Further analysis showed that all the dimensions of transformational leadership, other than intellectual stimulation are predictor of psychological empowerment. Finally, findings, and research recommendations are disussed.