Accession Number : AD0760327

Title :   Leader Behavior: An Expectancy Theory Approach.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Nebeker,Delbert M. ; Mitchell,Terence R.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Expectancy theory has found increasing use in the study of such variables as worker efforts, performance and satisfaction. The paper suggests some mathematical modifications of expectancy theory which extend its use to the prediction of leader behavior. Data from a field study of naval aviation maintenance crews and a field study of public works maintenance shop supervisors, found that a leader's actual behavior could be predicted from the theory. These results suggest that expectancy theory not only has the ability to account for leader behavior in a real life setting but also helps us to understand the antecedents of such behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEADERSHIP, THEORY), (*BEHAVIOR, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NAVAL AVIATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), QUESTIONNAIRES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, SUPERVISORS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE