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Rodriguez, Rody. "Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ & LBDQ-XII)." Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements. IGI Global, 2013. 97-117. Web. 2 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2172-5.ch006

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Rodriguez, R. (2013). Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ & LBDQ-XII). In M. Bocarnea, R. Reynolds, & J. Baker (Eds.) Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements (pp. 97-117). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2172-5.ch006

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Rodriguez, Rody. "Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ & LBDQ-XII)." In Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements, ed. Mihai C. Bocarnea, Rodney A. Reynolds and Jason D. Baker, 97-117 (2013), accessed October 02, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2172-5.ch006

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the most widely used and known leadership instrument: The Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ). The LBDQ, and its sibling the LBDQ-XII, have been around for more than 50 years and are still being used today. As a result, the purpose of this chapter is to examine the instrument by summarizing its background, and giving a perspective on the instrument’s reliability and validity. This was accomplished by looking at the LBDQ and LBDQ-XII’s long history, how it has been applied over the years, while focusing on the scales main factors of Consideration and Initiation of Structure. Additionally, many analyses of the instruments (LBDQ and LBDQ-XII) were reviewed to support the instruments robust reliability and validity. Lastly, the location and cost of the instruments were revealed in order for the reader to utilize the instrument under study.
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Background

Leadership has been a major facet for researchers for many years (Bass, 1990; Chang & Lin, 2008; Halpin, 1954; Hills, 1963; Inderlied & Powell, 1979; Katerberg & Hom, 1981; Kenis, 1978; Littrell, 2002; Sashkin, 1979; Schriesheim, 1982; Schriesheim & Kerr, 1974; Stogdill, 1963; Tracy, 1987). From government institutions (such as the military) to industry, to gender, to the clergy, as well as to athletes, the questions as to what makes an person an effective leader, what behaviors do skilled leaders exhibit, and how a person’s natural abilities can be fostered to become a leader have been aspects that researchers have sought to answer. As a result, several measurements have been developed and used to address this inquiry, but none more regarded and widely used as the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) (Chang & Lin, 2008; Halpin, 1957; Hills, 1963; Katerberg & Hom, 1981; Kenis, 1978; Judge, Piccolo, & Ilies, 2004; Littrell, 2002; Littrell & Nkomo, 2005; Littrell & Valentin, 2005; Schriesheim, 1982; Stogdill, 1963, 1974; Sashkin, 1979; Tracy, 1987).

Before the LBDQ was devised, researchers desired to determine the characteristics of a leader. One group of researchers sought to answer this very issue. The Ohio State University Studies (OSUS) was founded in 1945 by Shartle to address this query (Bass, 1990; Stogdill, 1974). During this time, there were no satisfactory leadership theories or way of determining leadership characteristics. At first, these researchers assumed that a person was born with leadership abilities. For this reason, they sought to identify traits possessed by leaders (Bass, 1990; Stogdill, 1974). However, this led to a dead end. Analysis of the prior research conducted by the group revealed:

(1) [T]hat little success had been attainted in attempts to select leaders in terms of traits, (2) that numerous traits differentiated leaders from followers, (3) that traits demanded in a leader varied from one situation to another, and (4) that the trait approach ignored the interaction between the leader and his group. (Stogdill, 1974, p. 128)

The OSUS researchers then decided that rather than trying to isolate specific traits associated with leaders, it would be much more efficient to determine the behaviors connected with leadership. Specifically, the researchers wanted “to describe individuals’ behavior while they acted as leaders of groups or organizations” (Bass, 1990, p. 511). Thus, traits took a back seat to while behaviors came to the forefront of determining what makes a person an influential leader.

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