Accession Number:

AD0684092

Title:

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE: ANOTHER HYPOTHESIS SHOT TO HELL

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UIV AT URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Data from three experiments and 385 managers and supervisors of task groups in five different organizations were used to test the hypothesis that number of years of supervisory experience will correlate positively with leadership performance as measured by group productivity. None of the experimental tests, and none of the seven field studies supported this hypothesis. In fact, the median correlation for independent samples between years of supervisory experience and leadership performance was -.13. These results are discussed in terms of their implications for leadership theory and management selection practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE