Accession Number:

ADA135863

Title:

Toward an Interpersonal Paradigm for Superior-Subordinate Communication.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

205.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this dissertation is to report formulative research on an interpersonal paradigm for superior-subordinate communication. The suggested paradigm goes beyond traditional structural approaches to leadership and rests on the interpersonal perception theory of Laing, Phillipson, and Lee. The following theoretical propositions were tested 1 Highly confirming behavior by a superior, as perceived by an immediate subordinate, is related to a high degree of subordinate feedback. 2 Highly confirming behavior by a superior, as that behavior is perceived by a subordinate, is related to greater communication of creativity from the subordinate to the superior. 3 High superior disclosure, as perceived by a subordinate, is related to a high degree of subordinate feedback. 4 A high degree of superior accessibility, as perceived by a subordinate, is related to greater communication of creativity from the subordinate to the superior. 5 A high degree of superior accessibility, as perceived by a subordinate, is related to a high degree of subordinate feedback.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE