Accession Number:

AD0754439

Title:

A Validation of the Contingency Model Approach to Leadership Experience and Training

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The study is a validation of the hypothesis supported by a previous study that leadership training and experience may be viewed as altering the favorableness of the leadership situation. This means that training and experience will improve the performance of some leaders, while decreasing that of others. In the field artillery study, it was found that low LPC leaders showed better performance than high LPC leaders in favorable situations. In other words, training was detrimental for the high LPC leaders. In the intermediate situations, trained and experienced high LPC leaders performed better, while in unfavorable situations, low LPC leaders with little training and experience performed better. The present study, involving 58 naval aviation maintenance supervisors from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station supports the earlier findings in a field artillery study.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE