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ERIC Number: ED106487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 12
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The Relationship Between Psychological Differentiation and Perceptions of Supervisory Behavior.
Kavanagh, Michael J.; Weissenberg, Peter
The hypothesis that individual differences in psychological differentiation are related to the perceptions of the independence of leadership behaviors was tested. After viewing a supervisor-subordinate interaction sequence on closed circuit television tape, subjects responded to questionnaires measuring their perception/judgments of the supervisor's behavior and their degree of psychological differentiation. The results supported the hypothesis in that field dependent subjects perceived/judged Consideration and Initiating Structure behaviors to be significantly more related than field independent subjects. The implication of these results are discussed in terms of both the leadership and the perceptual/cognitive literature. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (August, 1973)