ERIC Number: ED080824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Style and Personal Characteristics of Managers.
Pinder, Craig; And Others
The present study investigates the relationship between managerial style and certain personal characteristics of managers. A sample of 200 American managers is utilized for this purpose. The necessary data were collected using a Personal Values Questionnaire, a biographical questionnaire and an inbasket exercise. The managers were first classified into three different managerial style groups. The three groups were then compared for significant differences among them on thirteen personal characteristic variables. This analysis revealed such a difference on two variables--age of managers and the department in which they worked. In general, younger managers tended to be more autocratic and inclined to make quick decisions without consulting their coworkers. The older managers, on the other hand, appeared to be more consultative and human relation oriented. It was also found that managers in sales departments displayed more a "quick and autocratic" style than those in the other departments who tended to be either more consultative or human relations oriented or both. [A 27-item bibliography is included.] (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for the Study of Organizational Performance and Human Effectiveness.