Accession Number : ADA120168


Title :   Leader Responses to Collective Failure, and Maintenance of Group Integration, Task Motivation, Compliance, and Leader Endorsement


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1977-1978


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON


Personal Author(s) : Price, Kenneth H ; Garland, Howard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a120168.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : Eight research studies on leader and group member functioning, using undergraduate students as subjects, focused on the impact of leader behavior and on measures of compliance or performance. The research examined: (1) leader interventions in response to collective failure, (2) the relationship between task expertise and compliance with a leader, (3) factors enhancing group member compliance, and (4) reward distributions. Results challenged the assumption that leader endorsement and group member compliance are positively related and suggested that positive feedback is more effective than negative feedback following collective failure. Group member compliance appears unrelated either to leader competence or to group member endorsement of the leader, and lack of group member competence appeared to influence compliance.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *MOTIVATION , BEHAVIOR , FAILURE , FEEDBACK , GROUP DYNAMICS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE