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ERIC Number: ED066689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Pages: 8
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The Making of a Leader.
Gitter, A. George
A 2 X 3 (with repeated measures) design explored the nature of nonverbal communication (NVC), associated with judging one to be a leader or a follower. This study explored several aspects of the folk maxim "It is not what you say, but how you say it." The relationship investigated was between on one hand (1) communicator's NVC, (2) mode of presentation (MOP) of stimuli, and (3) sex perceiver, and, on the other hand, (a) accuracy of judgment, (b) judgment time, and (c) nature of NVC critical traits associated with perception of a leader, and those associated with follower. The sample consisted of forty-eight nonvolunteer undergraduates. The ratio of males to females was 1:1. The results indicated that NVC was highly significant in perception of both leader and follower. Particular aspects of NVC associated with leaders, and others with followers were isolated. In conclusion, the results of this study clearly demonstrated how potent a number of NVC behavior items are associated with our judging a person to be a leader or a follower. (Author/BW)
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Note: Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, April, 1970