What training leaders need to successfully shepherd high quality human service delivery remains less understood. This study aims to evaluate associations between social work training, leadership style, and organizational factors. Participants included leaders (N = 49) and employees (N = 224) working in 10 behavioral health organizations who completed a survey. Hierarchical linear models were used to analyze multilevel associations. Analyses indicated that leaders with social work training were rated higher in transformational leadership and organizational factors (e.g., lesser stress) on average within both samples. Findings begin an empirical argument for the value of social work leaders for the success of human service organizations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance|
|State||Published - Aug 7 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health [F31MH110120,R01MH099012].
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- Social work
- mental health recovery
- organizational context
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article