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SELF-ESTEEM AND THE DIFFUSION OF LEADERSHIP STYLE
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
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This study suggests that conflicting evidence concerning leadership climate may be reconciled by postulating intervening cognitive processes. One such cognitive process, the self-esteem of the lower-level supervisor, is studied in the context of an organization in which no formal human relations training had taken place. A series of hypotheses relate supportiveness of the foremans supervisor to the foremans self-esteem, and its attendant consequences, and the latter to the foremans behavior toward his subordinates.All hypotheses are confirmed and lend strong support to the proposition that evidence for leadership climate can be obtained ordinarily only by taking into account the motivational and cognitive structures which exist at the levels of organization being studied. Author
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