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ERIC Number: ED056341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 18
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The Effect of the Interaction of Leader Behavior and Subordinate Authoritarianism.
Tosi, Henry L.
This research examined one aspect of leader behavior and a personality characteristic of the subordinate, i.e., authoritarianism and how it relates to the attitudes and performance of the subordinate. It was generally hypothesized that participation, job satisfaction, and effectiveness would be higher and role conflict and role ambiguity would be lower under conditions in which tolerance for freedom exhibited by the boss was compatible with the degree of authoritarianism of the subordinate. Findings include the following: (1) congruency was found to be important in only one case; (2) where a high authoritarian subordinate reported working for a supervisor who was low in tolerance for freedom, the level of perceived subordinate influence over the job was highest; (3) the high authoritarian subordinate felt he had more opportunity to influence his work situation when he worked for a more directive boss, and the level of job satisfaction was highest; and (4) the most satisfying superior-subordinate pairing was one in which the subordinate was authoritarian and worked for a directive boss. (Author/TA)
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