Accession Number:

ADA104422

Title:

The Relationship between Organizational Experience and Perceived Leader Behavior,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

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Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This study examined the relationship between organizational experience and perceived leader behavior in a sample of U.S. Navy enlisted personnel. Two bodies of literature traditional organizational and cognitive processes were reviewed which resulted in alternative viewpoints regarding the number of dimensions necessary to describe leader behavior in high or low experience groups. Principal components analyses of measures of perceived leader behavior conducted on high n 231 and low n 255 tenure groups indicated support for the cognitive processes perspective in that a greater number of meaningful leadership dimensions were found for more experienced workers. Comparison of relationships between matched perceived leader dimensions and measures of the workgroup environment for both groups established the predictive and discriminant validity of the derived leader components. Results are discussed in terms of the need for determining the representativeness of various leader behaviors in different work environment settings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE