Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Weese, W. James,


Business Administration, Marketing.




The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine Canadian YMCA organizations to determine if linkages exist between transformational leadership, organizational culture and job satisfaction. All 69 organizations throughout Canada were included in this study. The researcher concluded from the use of a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) statistical procedure that a significant difference between high and low transformational leadership was found based on the following organizational culture variables; (a) total organizational culture, (b) managing change, (c) achieving goals, (d) coordinated teamwork and (e) customer orientation. The findings of this study are consistent with the acclaimed work of Bennis & Nanus, (1985) Sashkin, (1986) Schein, (1990) and Tichy & Devanna, (1986). No results were computed for the culture strength variable due to low reliability measures. The researcher was unable to uncover a significant difference between high and low transformational leadership groups based on the employee satisfaction variable. The implications of these results may offer suggestions to practicing leaders in sport and recreation administration settings.Dept. of Kinesiology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1993 .W353. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 32-02, page: 0451. Adviser: W. James Weese. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1993.