Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy
Leadership, modes of power, self-efficacy, self-leadership, vocation, vocational calling
Kaufmann, Martin Wesley, "Perceived Differences Between Religious and Corporate Leaders in Terms of Modes of Power, Self-efficacy, and Self-leadership" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4776.
According to Martin Luther’s doctrine of vocation, although the church is not a business, leaders require spiritual wisdom that is likened to Jesus’ parable about counting the cost before building a tower (Button, 2016). This strongly implies that church leaders can improve the vocational efficacy of the institution by utilizing sustainable organizational models that are embodied in the constructs of self-leadership, modes of power, and self-efficacy. The purpose of this quantitative comparative study was to examine the difference between religious leaders and corporate leaders in terms of modes of power, self-efficacy, and self-leadership, as perceived by members of Northwest protestant denominational school, and the correlation between these constructs within each group.