ERIC Number: ED067720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Leadership Styles: An Experimental Study to Determine the Comparative Effectiveness of Democratic and Autocratic Leadership in Adult, "Real World" Groups.
Fadely, L. Dean; Fadely, Patricia R.
To study the effect of democratic and autocratic leadership styles upon the commitment and productivity of voluntary adult groups, eight tenant councils, composed of approximately six persons each, were selected to serve as experimental groups. Trained researchers acting as discussion leaders for each council functioned as either democratic or autocratic leaders. The significant finding of this study was that authoritarian group leaders fostered slightly greater group productivity and commitment to policy proposals than democratic leaders. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Southern States Speech Assn. (San Antonio, Texas, April 5-7, 1972)