Exploring the Interaction of the Vroom/Yetton Model and Leadership Style (LPC) (Least Preferred Coworker) as It Predicts Performance,
MONTANA STATE COLL BOZEMAN ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION
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The purpose of this research is to explore the relationship between leaders decision-making behavior on the VroomYetton problem set and performance in an actual organizational setting. Additionally, leadership style as measured by Fiedlers Least Preferred Coworker LPC scale is tested as a personality variable that may moderate the problem set to actual leader performance relationship. A group of 98 third year cadets at the U.S. Military Academy were administered a military version of the VroomYetton thirty problem set and Fiedlers LPC scale. Military development ratings made by their Tactical Officers were used as measures of their performance. Results suggest that information resulting from their performance on the problem set is related to their performance evaluations in an actual setting. Additionally, the magnitude of the relationship is larger for low LPC cadets and disappears for high LPC cadets.