“Listen, Follow me”: The Transformational Leadership Corpus (TLC)

Konferenz: Speech Communication - 12. ITG-Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation
05.10.2016 - 07.10.2016 in Paderborn, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 267: Speech Communication

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Hsu, Chia-Chun (Institute of Safety Technology, University of Wuppertal, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany)
Krajewksi, Jarek (Institute of Safety Technology, University of Wuppertal, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany & Engineering Psychology, Rhenish University of Applied Science Cologne, 50825 Köln, Germany)
Felfe, Joerg; Mrnka, Joachim (Work, Organizational, and Business Psychology, Helmut Schmidt University, 22043 Hamburg, Germany)
Wiggerich, Andre (Human Performance in Socio-Technical System, Dresden University of Technology, 01069 Dresden, Germany)
Schnieder, Sebastian (Institute of Safety Technology, University of Wuppertal, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany & Business Psychology, University of Applied Science for Media, Communication, and Business, 13355 Berlin, Germany)

The aim of this paper is to introduce a Transformational Leadership Corpus (TLC). Previous research identified the importance of transformational leadership for the team performance and employee job satisfaction. Some studies provided first evidence for the relationship between speech features and leadership perception (e.g. leaders with lower-voice pitch are preferred and perceived more dominant and strong). Due to missing of large speech corpora, we build the TLC consisting of 122 male speakers and a total duration of 29 hours of audio-visual data. The extracted feature sets contain among others subsets of formant position, formant bandwidth (F1-F5), intensity, fundamental frequency, and MFCC features. Results show significant associations of single feature subsets with perceived transformational leadership.