Kara Arnold


  • Professor
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
Contact Information
Ph: 709.864.8705
Em: arnoldk@mun.ca
Office: BN-3016
Personal Profile

Dr. Kara Arnold is a professor in organizational behaviour and human resource management at the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, Canada.

Dr. Arnold received her doctor of philosophy (PhD) in organizational behaviour from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), her master of business administration (MBA) from McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) and her bachelor of arts (BA) in psychology from the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON). She teaches organizational behaviour and human resource management courses at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Her research focuses on gender issues in organizations, employee well-being, and transformational leadership and has been published in a number of leading journals and presented at international conferences. She also consults and delivers management training to private and public sector organizations on leadership, team building and healthy work.

  • Arnold, K.A. & Connelly, C.E. Transformational leadership and well-being: Effects on followers and leaders. In Lewis, R., Leonard, S., & Freedman, A. (Eds.), Passmore, J. (Series Ed.), Handbook of Organizational Psychology. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Arnold, K.A. & Loughlin, C. (2013). Integrating transformational and participative versus directive leadership theories: Examining intellectual stimulation in male and female leaders across three contexts. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 34(1), 67-84.
  • Loughlin, C., Arnold, K. A., & Bell Crawford, J. (2012). Lost opportunity: Is transformational leadership accurately recognized and rewarded in all managers? Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31 (1), 43-64.
  • Arnold, K.A., Turner, N., Barling, J., Kelloway, E. K., & McKee, M.C. (2007). Transformational leadership and psychological well-being: The mediating role of meaningful work. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12 (3), 193-203.