Wim Nettelnstroth

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

The Cooperative Leadership System (KFS) in the Berlin Police: The Connection of the KFS to Other Modern Leadership Concepts and its Influence on Satisfaction, Health and Motivation

In German law enforcement, the Cooperative Management System (KFS) functions as a regulatory guide for the behavior of superiors, serving as a fundamental framework. There is a lack of empirical research on the KFS, and it is still unclear what the effects of the KFS are (Vollmar, Fischbach & Lichtenthaler, 2017). In this study, the following questions were addressed: (1) Do elements of the KFS model correlate, or show similarity to established psychological leadership theories? (2) What is the impact of the KFS and its elements on achievement orientation, job satisfaction, health? In this prospective quantitative study, 90 police officers from Berlin, from nine different departments, participated. Established questionnaires were used and analysed by correlation, regression and factor analysis. The results demonstrate that the KFS shows positive effects on employee-oriented and transformational leadership, because of the proximity of the concept to the theoretical constructs. Furthermore, positive correlations to job satisfaction, willingness to perform and negative correlations to dangerous health dimensions can be demonstrated. In summary, the unmet need for empirical gap the positive impact of KFS has been addressed.

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