Accession Number : ADA135863

Title :   Toward an Interpersonal Paradigm for Superior-Subordinate Communication.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bangs,T L

PDF Url : ADA135863

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 205

Abstract : The purpose of this dissertation is to report formulative research on an interpersonal paradigm for superior-subordinate communication. The suggested paradigm goes beyond traditional structural approaches to leadership and rests on the interpersonal perception theory of Laing, Phillipson, and Lee. The following theoretical propositions were tested: (1) Highly confirming behavior by a superior, as perceived by an immediate subordinate, is related to a high degree of subordinate feedback. (2) Highly confirming behavior by a superior, as that behavior is perceived by a subordinate, is related to greater communication of creativity from the subordinate to the superior. (3) High superior disclosure, as perceived by a subordinate, is related to a high degree of subordinate feedback. (4) A high degree of superior accessibility, as perceived by a subordinate, is related to greater communication of creativity from the subordinate to the superior. (5) A high degree of superior accessibility, as perceived by a subordinate, is related to a high degree of subordinate feedback.

Descriptors :   *Interpersonal relations, Social communication, Behavior, Supervisors, Organizations, Operational effectiveness, Social psychology, Performance(Human), Human relations, Perception(Psychology), Attitudes(Psychology), Personnel management, Interactions, Creativity

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE