Psychometric Properties of the Multifactorial Leadership Questionnaire

Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Research in Human Resource Management

Year: 2023



Psychometric Properties of the Multifactorial Leadership Questionnaire

Delio I. Castaneda and Mónica García




Leadership is one of the most important topics in human resources and its understanding and measurement contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives based on people. Leadership styles have an impact on job satisfaction and organizational performance. This study shows the results of two studies that correspond to the exploratory and confirmatory analyzes of the Multifactorial Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ short form 5X) in the Colombian population. This test has been used extensively to measure transactional and transformational leadership. The general sample consisted of 1791 participants, distributed in 891 in the followers’ version and 900 in the leaders’ version. The study was empirical of an instrumental nature, where it investigated the metric properties of the test. The results of this study contribute to evaluating the psychometric appropriateness of an international test in a different context and language in which it was created. At the same time, it broadens the understanding of relevant variables in human resources in a Latin American country.

keywords: leadership, transactional leadership, transformational leadership, confirmatory analysis, exploratory analysis