Shared leadership: The Italian version of an overall cumulative scale

Salvatore Zappalà, Ferdinando Toscano, Simone Donati, Alessandro Malinconico, Ilaria Papola

Accepted December 31, 2018

First published December 31, 2018

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.283.4

Abstract

Shared leadership is defined as an emergent team phenomenon where leadership roles and influence are distributed among team members. This study presents the Italian version of the Shared leadership (SL) scale developed by Muethel and Gehrlein (2009). The one-dimensional, seven-item scale was presented to two samples of Italian university students involved in team projects and team assignments, with a total of 444 respondents and 118 teams. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the original one-factor model. The SL scale also shows good nomological validity because it is significantly related to team identification and team trust, as well as to team performance and team satisfaction. The study shows that the SL scale has good internal validity and reliability and can be considered a useful tool to measure SL in the Italian context.

Shared leadership: The Italian version of an overall cumulative scale

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