The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Empowerment of Employees in an Industrial Organization in Ahvaz, Iran


Department of Psychology Shahid Chamran University at Ahvaz


 The purpose of this study was investigating the relationship of transformational leadership to employee's empowerment. As a part of an integrative model of leadership, transformational leadership style of superiors is proposed to be related to the strength of subordinate empowerment. A total of 275 employees from an industrial organization in Ahvaz city (Iran) rated their superiors' transformational leadership behaviors and also how much they felt empowered. Findings suggest that transformational leadership style contributes to the prediction of subordinates' self-reported empowerment.