Accession Number : ADA018687

Title :   Effects of Leadership Power Applied to Different Kinds of Organizational Problems: A Critical Incident Approach.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Wood,Michael T. ; Nealey,Stanley M. ; Thornton,George C. , III

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A critical incident-based research instrument was used to collect normative data concerning effective power-based leadership actions in response to different kinds of organizational problems. The research strategy emphasized: (1) The study of alternate forms of leadership power; (2) behavioral measurement of leadership actions; and (3) an interactive model of effective leadership. The development of the instrument is briefly described. Normative data were gathered from 110 officers and 110 enlisted men aboard an aircraft carrier, using five parallel forms of the instrument. In response to six kinds of problem situations, participants indicated: (1) The action they would take; (2) the usual 'Navy way' of acting; and (3) the expected performance and morale outcomes of each of five possible actions.

Descriptors :   *Leadership, *Test construction(Psychology), Morale, Interpersonal relations, Reliability, Performance(Human), Reaction(Psychology), Problem solving

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE