Analyze a case of suicide or other act of self-destructiveness using Durkheim’s theory.
Select a case to analyze: you may chose a case from your personal experience or network. If analyzing and
writing about this case will be emotionally difficult for you, or if you would simply rather not write about your
personal life, chose a case that has been analyzed in-depth in the media.
Durkheim distinguishes between 11 forms of suicide (epicurean egoism, stoic egoism, obligatory altruism,
optional altruism, mystical-acute altruism, anomie with specific target, anomie with generalized target, fatalism,
egoistic-altruistic, egoistic-anomic, altruistic-anomic).
Which of these eleven forms can you clearly rule out as a cause of suicide
leadership was found to be associated with positive behaviours like learning (Raes, Lismont, Decupyer, & van den Bossche, 2013; Garcia-Morales, Jimenez-Barrionuevo, & Gutierrez-Gutierrez, 2012) and innovation (Garcia-Morales, Jimenez-Barrionuevo, & Gutierrez-Gutierrez, 2012; Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009) but less is researched on transactional leadership’s impact. Moreover, LMX was shown to be a mediator in the relationship between transformational leadership and organisational citizenship behaviour (Wang, Law, Hackett, Wang, & Chen, 2005) but it is not clear whether a similar phenomenon is also valid for the transactional leadership. Societal and Scientific value Given the impact that psychological safety has on teams’ performance outcomes, it is undoubtedly crucial for health care. Thus, gaining insight into how leadership influences psychological safety is valuable. Being a transactional or a transformational leader is not a label that a leader is keeping regardless of situations and/or followers but rather a set of behaviours that are influenced by contextual factors and that build a relationship between leader and follower (Glynn & DeJordy, 2010). Therefore understanding how leader-member interactions nurtured by transformational, respectively transactional, leadership influence team psychological safety is resourceful. Not only will it increase the current knowledge on the relationship between leadership and team psychological safety, but it will also be helpful for informing strategies aimed at enhancing leaders’ practices for fostering psychological safety. Objective and research questions Aim of the research The aim of this research is understanding whether being transactional or transformational leader has a different effect on the psychological safety due to the quality of the leader-member exchanges entailed by each of these leadership approaches. Research questions Main research question What is the relationship between transformational, respectively transactional, leadership LMX and psychological safety? Sub-questions:>GET ANSWER