Doctoral Dissertations


"The purpose of this survey study was to test the Full Range of Leadership Theory (FRLT) by comparing the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) ratings of face-to-face (FtF) followers with the MLQ ratings of virtual followers. The information Richness Theory and the Hyper-personal Communication Theory were used to generate opposing hypotheses for the dependent variables in this study. A total of 88 respondent raters completed the MLQ for their respective leaders. Both parametric and non-parametric tests confirmed that when virtual and FtF followers rated the same group of project leaders, virtual followers rated these leaders higher in several categories than FtF followers rated these leaders. Virtual project team members rated these leaders higher than FtF project team members rated these leaders for 3 transformational variables, 1 transactional variable, and all of the MLQ outcome variables"--Abstract, page iii.


Luechtefeld, Ray

Committee Member(s)

Raper, Stephen A.
Allada, Venkat
Spurlock, David
Munger, Paul R.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005


ix, 113 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112).


© 2005 Thomas J. Holland III, All rights reserved.

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Dissertation - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Virtual work teams

Thesis Number

T 8856

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