Accession Number : AD0276702

Title :   SELF-ESTEEM AND THE DIFFUSION OF LEADERSHIP STYLE

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : BOWERS,DAVID G.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This study suggests that conflicting evidence concerning leadership climate may be reconciled by postulating intervening cognitive processes. One such cognitive process, the self-esteem of the lower-level supervisor, is studied in the context of an organization in which no formal human relations training had taken place. A series of hypotheses relate supportiveness of the foreman's supervisor to the foreman's self-esteem, and its attendant consequences, and the latter to the foreman's behavior toward his subordinates.All hypotheses are confirmed and lend strong support to the proposition that evidence for leadership climate can be obtained ordinarily only by taking into account the motivational and cognitive structures which exist at the levels of organization being studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *LEADERSHIP, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS, PERSONALITY, REASONING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE