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Prime Ministers as Leaders: Applying Self-Determination Theory on Australian Prime Ministers

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Abstract


  • The leadership capability of Australia’s four Prime Ministers 1996 – 2015 has been widely debated by political commentators,

    financial analysts and the general public. The success of these senior leaders has been questioned, as has their management

    of their office, staff, and colleagues. This article will investigate the performances of these four Australia Prime Ministers –

    John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is presented as a framework that

    could provide guidance on the aspects of leadership that if attended to could result in enhanced performance of political leaders

    and ultimately security of their position. SDT is also used as a theoretical lens to evaluate the behaviour and provide a

    comparative assessment of these four Australian Prime Ministers. It is posited that SDT analysis illustrates ways that each of

    the four Prime Ministers could have performed better and highlights key lessons for current and future leaders around the

    world.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Eidenfalk, J., Forner, V. W., Jones, M. & Parrish, D. Rene. (2018). Prime Ministers as Leaders: Applying Self-Determination Theory on Australian Prime Ministers. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6 (1), 224-241.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85053212300

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2481&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1463

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 224

End Page


  • 241

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • The leadership capability of Australia’s four Prime Ministers 1996 – 2015 has been widely debated by political commentators,

    financial analysts and the general public. The success of these senior leaders has been questioned, as has their management

    of their office, staff, and colleagues. This article will investigate the performances of these four Australia Prime Ministers –

    John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is presented as a framework that

    could provide guidance on the aspects of leadership that if attended to could result in enhanced performance of political leaders

    and ultimately security of their position. SDT is also used as a theoretical lens to evaluate the behaviour and provide a

    comparative assessment of these four Australian Prime Ministers. It is posited that SDT analysis illustrates ways that each of

    the four Prime Ministers could have performed better and highlights key lessons for current and future leaders around the

    world.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Eidenfalk, J., Forner, V. W., Jones, M. & Parrish, D. Rene. (2018). Prime Ministers as Leaders: Applying Self-Determination Theory on Australian Prime Ministers. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6 (1), 224-241.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85053212300

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2481&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1463

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 224

End Page


  • 241

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Germany