Accession Number : AD0647763

Title :   A TEST OF THE LEADERSHIP CONTINGENCY MODEL IN THREE ORGANIZATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,J. G.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This study tested Fiedler's leadership theory, the 'Contingency Model' in three business and industrial organizations. The samples included research chemists, shop craftsmen, super market meat and grocery departments, and production foremen. The model successfully predicted performance for both interacting (high member task interdependence) and co-acting (low member task interpendence) groups in the sampled organizations. These results indicate the model's apparent applicability to industrial organizations and its implications for managerial selection, placement, and training, as well as organizational modification to fit a manager's leadership style.

Descriptors :   (*LEADERSHIP, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY), (*INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, GROUP DYNAMICS), PREDICTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, SELECTION, TRAINING, SAMPLING, BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE