Government/Public Sector Managers/Executives/Administrators
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between law enforcement leadership style and subordinate employee job satisfaction, and the impact of gender.
Twenty-five police leaders (first sergeant or above) and one of their direct reports completed the Leadership Practices Inventory and the Job Descriptive Index.
There was a significant positive correlation between the five leadership practices and the direct report supervision subscale of the JDI, and this finding held true regardless of gender. There were no gender differences for the police leaders on Model, Inspire, Challenge, and Enable, with females exhibiting significantly more Encourage than their male counterparts.