Accession Number : AD0669799

Title :   CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN THE ANALYSIS OF LEADERSHIP PROCESSES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hollander,Edwin P. ; Julian,James W.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : An overview is provided of several lines of development in the study of leadership up to, and within, the contemporary scene. These include consideration of: leadership as a process involving an influence relationship; the leader as one among other participants in this relationship; the transaction occurring between leaders and followers; the differential tasks or functions associated with being a leader; and the nature of leader effectiveness. Several implications are derived for future research, including the need to: attend to leadership as a property of the system of a group; recognize the two-way influence characterizing leader-follower relations; distinguish better between the maintenance of leadership and its emergence, particularly those factors legitimizing the leader's position through processes of succession; focus greater attention on leader effectiveness in terms of the followers' expectations and perceptions of him, especially as they reveal the psychological basis for identification. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEADERSHIP, EFFECTIVENESS), GROUP DYNAMICS, INTERACTIONS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE