Accession Number : AD0756699

Title :   Confidence in Human Nature and Leadership Style.

Descriptive Note : Technical report.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Nebeker,Delbert M. ; Hansson,Robert O.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Three studies are presented in support of a parsimonious interpretation of Fiedler's LPC scale which has been related consistently to leader effectiveness. Two of the studies found that undergraduate psychology students who scored higher on the LPC scale expressed a more optimistic view of human nature. A field study then found that park employees who scored higher on the LPC scale were more willing to endorse park policies permitting increased personal freedom for youngsters in parks. These findings supported an interpretation of LPC as a personality construct based upon confidence in human nature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEADERSHIP, EFFECTIVENESS), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE