The Effect of Situational Change on Individual Behavior and Performance: An Extension of the Contingency Model.
Technical rept. 1972-1974,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The study extends the Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness Fiedler, 1967 to the prediction of work behavior by individuals who do not necessarily hold leadership or supervisory positions. The study was conducted in a nursing school during a major program of reorganization. It generally supported the Contingency Model hypotheses that the individuals motivational structure LPC in interaction with his control and influence affects task and interpersonal behavior. Both objective and subjective measures of control and influence were used in the study.