Accession Number : ADA318129

Title :   Leader Attributes and Behaviors Predicting Emergence of Leader Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 90-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : VMI RESEARCH LABS LEXINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Atwater, Leanne E. ; Dionne, Shelly D. ; Avolio, Bruce J. ; Camobreco, John F. ; Lau, Alan W.

PDF Url : ADA318129

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This report examines relationships between the leadership of entering leaders and antecedent measures of personality, ability, temperament, interpersonal style, experience, and physical fitness. The data described a sample of cadets/students over the course of their education and military training at a state military college. The primary purpose was to track longitudinally leader development and emergence and to identity individual characteristics and leadership behaviors that differentiated the leadership position and leadership effectiveness attained by the cadets. Results showed that individual characteristics, with some measured at college entry, predicted position attainment and rated (peer) leadership effectiveness. Results also showed that transformational behavior, as well as transactional leadership behavior, characterized cadets emerging as leaders.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *ROLES(BEHAVIOR), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, PREDICTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COGNITION, REASONING, MILITARY TRAINING, PHYSICAL FITNESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOMETRICS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSONALITY, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, APTITUDES, CADETS, CONDITIONING(LEARNING).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE