Authentic Leadership Questionnaire

Research Permission

Research Permission

The authors are making the ALQ available to researchers who meet specific conditions, i.e., for use only in non-commercial research. Not for use in consulting, training, or similar function; not for use in profit-seeking or other financial or commercial purposes.

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The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) has undergone validation efforts to demonstrate that it is both a reliable and valid construct. ALQ Research Permission is for a limited period and is provided for research purposes only. To obtain research permission to use the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire, please read the conditions and instructions on this page and then order this product. Note: for permission to use the ALQ in development, commercial, or other circumstances, see the various ALQ license types for purchase on the ALQ products page.

Before starting your research

  • Order the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire Research Permission packet if applicable.
  • To administer the ALQ online using a survey platform other than Mind Garden's you will need to complete the Remote Online Use Application Form and get Mind Garden approval. This application is automatically provided to you with purchase of the ALQ Research Permission packet.
  • If you plan to translate the ALQ you will need to order and complete the free Translation Application Form.
  • If you plan to alter the ALQ you will need to order and complete the free Alteration Application Form.
  • All rights to altered and/or translated instruments remain with the instrument authors and copyright holders.

While conducting your research

  • You will only use the ALQ for non-commercial unsupported research purposes. Non-commercial research purposes 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 permission to use the content is personal to you and is solely for such non-commercial research purposes.
  • You will use the ALQ in its exact form without any changes to the instructions, rating scale/anchors, order or number of items. All of the items listed in the survey must be used. Researchers with an approved Alteration Agreement are exempt from this provision.
  • You will not provide the ALQ to any other researchers. They must order their own ALQ Research Permission packet.

If you agree to these conditions, add this product to your cart and checkout. You will receive an email with instructions for login and access to the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire form.

Translations are available free of charge with your ALQ Research Permission purchase. The PDF file includes the English form(s) and the available translated form(s) on separate pages. When ordering, select the language from the Translation drop-down list. Need multiple translations? Contact us. Can't find the translation you need? You may request permission to make a translation by requesting/completing the Translation Application Form.

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  • Urdu - Rater Form only
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Note: We cannot assure translation quality — many are made by individual researchers and we are not necessarily familiar with the particular language or dialect. Some of the translations are partial and typically do not have validation data. Basically, we offer whatever is available to facilitate your work.

Alternative License Types

Avolio, Bruce J.

Bruce J. Avolio, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at the University of Washington Foster School of Business where he also serves as the Executive Director of the Foster Center for Leadership. His specialties include Leadership Assessment and Designing Micro Development Interventions.

Gardner, William L.

William L. Gardner, DBA, is the Director of the Institute for Leadership Research and the Area Coordinator for the Area of Management at Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business (Lubbock, TX).

Walumbwa, Fred O.

Fred O. Walumbwa, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Management & International Business at Florida International University College of Business (Miami, FL).