Dataset: Evaluation of a servant leadership intervention

Published: 24 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nwr9vt429s.1
Michiel Frederick Coetzer


Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a servant leadership development intervention in the construction industry. Research method: A one group pre-test and post-test experimental design was applied to evaluate servant leadership behaviour before and after a servant leadership intervention. A sample of 44 managers was drawn from the construction industry in South Africa. Findings: The results showed that the servant leadership intervention significantly enhanced servant leadership behaviour, particularly in terms of empowerment, stewardship, and forgiveness. Managers that participated in the servant leadership intervention showed more servant leadership behaviour after the intervention in terms of empowerment, stewardship, and forgiving behaviour. Managerial implications: The servant leadership intervention evaluated by this study can be used as an effective method to enhance servant leadership behaviour and to cultivate servant leadership cultures within construction organisations. In return, construction organisations can benefit from the favourable individual and organisational outcomes that servant leadership offers.



Leadership, Leadership Development