Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Mark A Davis
Correlation, Feedback Orientation, Leadership Self-Efficacy, Learning Goal Orientation, Quantitative, Servant Leadership
Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Labor Relations | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Key, Robby, "Investigating the Links between Feedback Orientation and Leadership Self-Efficacy in Field Grade Officers" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1712.
A myriad of challenges and shifting strategic priorities face today’s military leaders. Since the military is undergoing substantial change as it adjusts to the changing nature of war and a fluid world situation, Field Grade Officers (FGO) must actively develop and hone their leadership behavior by implementing effective feedback counsel. They must also increase their leadership self-efficacy to confidently accomplish specific leadership tasks and challenges. This non-experimental quantitative correlational research addresses the correlation of leadership self-efficacy and feedback orientation in FGOs. Given the impact of the feedback process on the FGO recipient, it is important to understand differences in how military leaders respond to feedback. Equally, the researcher discussed leadership self-efficacy in military leaders. While there is a considerable amount of existing research on feedback orientation and self-efficacy separately, very little research exists correlating feedback orientation to leadership self-efficacy. The findings of this research demonstrate there is a moderate positive relationship between feedback orientation and leadership self-efficacy within military leadership. By running an organization from a Christian point of view and value, leaders can experience the supernatural power of Christ. Business leaders will gain efficacy in Christ by what they have seen and experienced. Key words: feedback orientation, leadership self-efficacy, learning goal orientation, servant leadership