Authentic Leadership Questionnaire
For Researchers

The benchmark measure of authentic leadership

Bruce J. Avolio, William L. Gardner & Fred O. Walumbwa

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The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) is a theory-driven leadership survey instrument designed to measure the components that have been conceptualized as comprising authentic leadership. The four scales comprising the ALQ address the following questions:

Basis for the ALQ

The theoretical and empirical basis for the ALQ is covered extensively in the resources indicated below. The ALQ has gone through extensive validation work, and is being used currently in a number of projects around the globe to augment other measures of leadership including the MLQ.

For Commercial and Supported Research Use

If you are using the ALQ for measurement of an organization or for supported research (where you are receiving pay or remuneration), you need to purchase reproduction of the ALQ. Both paper-based reproduction and online assessments are available.

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ALQ for Research -- Online Survey

Rather than reports, the researcher receives the ALQ raw data + SCALE SCORES in a csv file. Please note that this service is priced per participant with unlimited raters and is FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY.
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The ALQ page for Assessment and Development includes a full developmental multi-rater report for the ALQ.

Multi-rater Group Report

In general, a Group Report saves time by doing the group calculations and providing limited interpretation. The purchase of a Group Report must be accompanied by a purchase of Licenses (Online Surveys) since there must be data available for the Group Report to run. You will need one Group Report per campaign (campaign = Online Survey grouping).

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Self-Only Group Report

In general, a Group Report saves time by doing the group calculations and providing limited interpretation. The purchase of a Group Report must be accompanied by a purchase of Licenses (Online Surveys) since there must be data available for the Group Report to run. You will need one Group Report per campaign (campaign = Online Survey grouping).

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  50 $120.00
100 $132.00
150 $162.00
200 $192.00
250 $240.00
300 $274.00
350 $302.00
400 $346.00
450 $389.00
500 $432.00
 

For pricing for larger quantities, please click here

Rater-Only Group Report

In general, a Group Report saves time by doing the group calculations and providing limited interpretation. The purchase of a Group Report must be accompanied by a purchase of Licenses (Online Surveys) since there must be data available for the Group Report to run. You will need one Group Report per campaign (campaign = Online Survey grouping).

  web admin icon $250.00

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For Non-Commercial Unsupported Research

The authors are making the ALQ available for research use to grow the information database associated with the ALQ and to provide further evidence of validity and reliability. The ALQ can only be used by researchers who meet specific requirements and have submitted the Research Permission for the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire form and agreed to the conditions of use. A key requirement is that you will only use the ALQ for research and not for consulting, training or any similar purpose. Additionally, this must be for non-commercial unsupported research purposes, which means that you will not now or in the future directly or indirectly use the content for profit-seeking or other financial or commercial motivations but rather will use the content solely to further research that is purely academic or public-good driven. Your license to the content is personal to you and is solely for such non-commercial research purposes. For all reproduction in any medium outside of the specific research project you describe in the Research Permission for the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire form and outside of non-commercial research purposes, you must purchase a License to Reproduce/Administer or the Online Survey.

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2.  describe your research project:

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Example Items & Scale for the Rater Form

Instructions

The following survey items refer to your leader’s style, as you perceive it. Judge how frequently each statement fits his or her leadership style using the following scale:

Not at all Once in a while Sometimes Fairly often Frequently, if not always
0 1 2 3 4

 

My Leader  
1. says exactly what he or she means 0 1 2 3 4
6. demonstrates beliefs that are consistent with actions 0 1 2 3 4
10. solicits views that challenge his or her deeply held positions 0 1 2 3 4
13. seeks feedback to improve interactions with others 0 1 2 3 4

Copyright © 2007 Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) by Bruce J. Avolio, William L. Gardner, & Fred O. Walumbwa. All rights reserved in all medium. Distributed by Mind Garden, Inc.

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References/Resources

Books:

Gardner, W.L., Avolio, B.J., & Walumbwa, F. (2006). Authentic leadership theory and practice: Origins, effects and development. Amsterdam: Elsevier JAI Press.

Avolio, B.J., & Luthans, F. (2006). High impact leader: Moments matter in authentic leadership development. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Avolio, B.J. (2011). The No People: Tribal Tales of Organizational Cliff Dwellers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Avolio, B.J. (2005). Leadership development in balance: Made/Born. NJ: Erlbaum & Associates.

Articles:

Walumbwa, F. O., Avolio, B.J., Gardner, W.L., Wernsing, T.S., Peterson, S.J. (2008, February). Authentic leadership: Development and validation of a theory-based measure. Journal of Management, 34(1), 89-126.

Avolio, B.J., & Chan, A. (2008). The dawning of a new era for genuine leadership development. Hodgkinson, G., & Ford, K. (eds.). International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 23, 197-238.

Avolio, B.J. (2007). Promoting more integrative strategies for leadership theory building. American Psychologist, 62, 25-33.

Avolio, B.J., & Gardner, W.L. (2005). Authentic leadership development: Getting to the root of positive forms of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 315-338.
Gardner, W.L., Avolio, B.J., Luthans, F., May, D.R., & Walumbwa, F.O. (2005). Can you see the real me? A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 434-372.

Avolio, B.J., Gardner, W.L., Walumbwa, F.O., Luthans, F., & May, D. (2004). Unlocking the mask: A look at the process by which authentic leaders’ impact follower attitudes and behaviors. Leadership Quarterly, 15, 801-823.

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