Path-Goal Theory, social science assignment help

Path-Goal Theory depend on the match between a leader’s behavior, the task at hand, and the characteristics of the subordinates. Path-Goal Theory states that employees can be motivated if they believe their work will reap rewards.

As you begin this Discussion, think about the relationship between Path-Goal Theory and follower motivation.  Consider the strengths and weaknesses of Path-Goal Theory and its impact on subordinate behavior. Review the Leader Behaviors described in the course text, Leadership: Theory and Practice. Find an article that discusses leadership behavior.

Write a description of the leadership behavior in the article you found. Describe how this behavior impacted or might impact subordinates. Analyze the relationship of Path-Goal Theory and follower motivation to achieve goals and objectives.  Explain how the strengths and weaknesses of Path-Goal Theory are illustrated in the article.

Note:Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources while adhering to APA style of reference.


  • Northouse, P. G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and practice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications.
    • Chapter 6, “Path-Goal Theory” (pp. 115-135)
  • Dixon, M. L., & Kozloski, L. (2010). The impact of path-goal leadership styles on work group effectiveness and turnover intention.Journal of Managerial Issues, 22(1), 52–69.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Landrum, N. E., & Dailey, C. M. (2012). Corporate accountability: A path-goal perspective.International Journal of Business Insights & Transformation, 4, 50–62.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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