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ERIC Number: ED143949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 17
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Supervisors and Peers as Information Sources and Individual Decision Making Performance.
O'Reilly, Charles A., III
The use of the supervisor as a source of information for subordinate decision makers was investigated using 72 eligibility workers in a county welfare agency. Results showed work group supportiveness to be highly associated with the frequency of use and the value attached by subordinates to the supervisor as an information source, but supportiveness was not related to decision making performance. Use of the superior as an information source was inversely associated with errors in decision making, i.e., decision making performance was better with more frequent use of the supervisor as an information source. A clear pattern was evident. Supportiveness is associated with use of the supervisor which, in turn, is associated with improved performance. These results are consistent with previous studies of organizational communication and individual decision making. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, May 5-7, 1977) ; Best copy available