TITLE

Locus of Control, Leader Behavior and Leader Performance Among Management Students

AUTHOR(S)
Anderson, Carl R.; Schneier, Craig Eric
PUB. DATE
December 1978
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Dec1978, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p690
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper examines the relationships among internal- external (IE) locus of control, behaviors characteristic of internal versus external personality types, and leader and group performance. Results indicated that leaders were more likely to be internals than externals. Superior performance was achieved by internal leaders and by groups led by internals. A two-group stepwise discriminant analysis isolated 10 behaviors which maximally separated internals from externals. Internals exhibited behaviors characteristic of an instrumental, task-oriented style, and externals exhibited behaviors pointing to a social-emotional style. Implications for leadership theory and suggestions for future research are discussed.
ACCESSION #
4408228

 

Related Articles

  • Questions of Causation in the Path-Goal Theory of Leadership. Greene, Charles N. // Academy of Management Journal;Mar1979, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p22 

    This paper reports results of two studies which investigated elements of the current (House & Dessler, 1973; House & Mitchell, 1974) and initial (House, 1971) versions of the path-goal theory of leadership. The first constituted a replication and the second a longitudinal study which tested...

  • The Latest Word from Thoughtful Executives. Montgomery, John M. // Academy of Management Executive;May94, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p7 

    This is the first of what we hope will be a continuing dialogue between management practitioners and scholars. Beyond encouraging dialogue, we hope this section of AME will provide practitioners with a forum to communicate with the research community about problems or issues they are facing...

  • DO WE HAVE ENOUGH? THE ACCURACY OF INCOMPLETE DATA FROM SMALL GROUPS. DAWSON, JEREMY F. // Academy of Management Proceedings;2003, pA1 

    This article investigates the accuracy of incomplete data from research on small work groups. One area given little attention in organizational research is the number of responses needed from a unit in order to construct composition and compilation models accurately. Within the organizational...

  • Uncertainty and Type of Management System in Continuous Process Organizations. Keller, Robert T.; Slocum Jr., John W.; Susman, Gerald I. // Academy of Management Journal;Mar1974, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p56 

    Relationships among type of management system, organizational uncertainty, and economic success in continuous process organizations were studied. An organic management system was found to be significantly more successful overall, but there were important distinctions between autonomous and...

  • RETROSPECTIVE REPORTS IN ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH: A REEXAMINATION OF RECENT EVIDENCE. MILLER, C. CHET; CARDINAL, LAURA B.; GLICK, WILLIAM H. // Academy of Management Journal;Feb1997, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p189 

    Retrospective reports of important organizational phenomena are commonly fused in strategic management and organization theory research. A recent study, however, suggested that these reports tend to be inaccurate and seriously questioned their use. Our reexamination of this study suggests the...

  • Managerial Climate, Work Groups, and Organizational Performance. Kaczka, Eugene E.; Kirk, Roy V. // Administrative Science Quarterly;Sep67, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p253 

    A large-scale computer model was developed which integrated an empirically based model of work groups and foremen with a behavioral theory of the firm. This model was then used to investigate a set of hypotheses about the effects of managerial climate on organizational performance. The results...

  • The Leader Within. Elrod, David // Strategic Finance;Dec2014, Vol. 96 Issue 12, p15 

    The article centers on the basic skills of a true leader. It discusses the skills of building respect within the work team, leading by example which involves showing followers the values and principles being preached, and enabling the team to succeed by removing or reducing the impact of...

  • Good Things Happen. Pike, John // MinnesotaBusiness;Feb2011, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p20 

    The author offers view on the ability of focusing positively in the workplace. He advices to remember the good things that have happened and learn to dwell on achieved successes despite the challenges. He mentions that people who focus negatively for a long time lose their liveliness and energy....

  • Supervisors, managers: Win the war, not the battle. SUZUKIDA, JOHN // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p19 

    The article offers suggestions for supervisors and managers on how to improve their management style. The approaches include increasing the amount of interaction time with downlines and encouraging team members to work through a problem among themselves. It further suggests to know and keep in...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics