ERIC Number: ED108263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Components of Perceived Supervisor Credibility.
Falcione, Raymond L.
A factor analytic study which sought to discover the dimensions of credibility in the context of subordinate and supervisor interaction is reported in this paper. It was hypothesized that perceived supervisor credibility is a function of subordinate part participation in decision making, communication reciprocity, feedback perceptiveness, feedback responsiveness, and feedback permissiveness. The subjects for this study were 145 subordinates in an organizational setting. Confirmation of the hypothesis, however, raised the following question: if subordinates perceived their supervisors as credible sources, what communication behaviors relate significantly to what credibility dimensions? The dimensions of supervisor credibility are then described in relation to the behaviors. Suggestions are also made for future research. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (April, 1974); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document