Religious Employees/Individual Contributors/Members/Adults
To determine the relationship between specified leader behavior of
pastors and the job satisfaction of ministerial staff members in Southern Baptist churches with resident membership greater than 1500.
Pastors of large Southern Baptist churches participated (N=52;
73% response rate). In addition to completing the LPI, at least three other staff members
(N=287) completed the LPI-Observer and the Job in General Scale.
Correlations between job satisfaction of ministerial staff members
and the leadership practices ranged from .49 for Modeling to .65 for Enabling. Pastors
rated themselves as most frequently engaged in Enabling and least frequently engaged in
Encouraging, which were the same end points in the ranking from church staff members.