ERIC Number: ED027488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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A Study of Relationships Between Certain Dimensions of Self and Predispositions to Community Leadership Behavior.
Gerhart, Paul Jacob
The study explored the possible relationships among interpersonal characteristics of one's self, ideal community leadership style, optimism toward community, restrictive-permissive attitude toward group member behavior, restrictive-permissive approach to community problem solving, conceptual knowledge and skill in the pairing of problems of groups and communities, and other self descriptive information. The data were obtained from forty community leaders who attended a workshop on group and community development. The Interpersonal Check List developed by the Kaiser Foundation Psychology Project was used to measure characteristics of self and ideal community leadership style. It was found that one's self characteristics tend to influence the interpersonal style one selects as being the ideal posture for a community leader to adopt. Self characteristics of forcefulness, independence from others, and trust in others tend to influence the extent to which ideal community leadership style is one of dominance. Friendliness and sympathetic attitudes as self characteristics tend to influence the extent to which one sees affection toward others as an aspect of ideal community leadership style. (An extensive bibliography and the questionnaire used are included.) (author/nl)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Bibliographies, Community Leaders, Doctoral Dissertations, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Personality, Questionnaires, Self Concept
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.