Robby KeyFollow




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


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