Leadership Style, Subordinate Personality and Task Type as Predictors of Performance and Satisfaction with Supervision.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Three different types of leaders were selected and trained one was high on both task and human relations orientation, one was high on task but low on human relations orientation, and one was low on task but high on human relations orientation. Each leader worked with eight high dogmatism subjects and eight low dogmatism subjects. A leader and two subordinates worked on four tasks high difficulty, high structure high difficulty, low structure low difficulty, high structure and low difficulty, low structure. The design was, therefore, a 3 leadership style by 2 subordinate dogmatism by 4 task type with performance and satisfaction with supervision measures as dependent variables.