ERIC Number: ED201024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Leadership Style, Use of Power, and Conflict Management Style: Implications for Supervision and Training Programs.
Richmond, Virginia P.; And Others
A study investigated the degree of association between supervisor and subordinate perceptions of the supervisor's leadership style, use of power, and conflict management style. Subjects were 87 supervisors and 432 subordinates from five service-oriented, publicly supported organizations. The supervisors completed measures of leadership style, use of power, and conflict management style. In addition to these measures, subordinates also completed measures of satisfaction with work and with supervision, solidarity with supervisor, and anxiety about communicating with supervisor. The results indicated little variance in the perceptions of subordinates and supervisors concerning the supervisor's leadership style, use of power, and conflict management style. (Implications of the findings for supervisor training programs are discussed.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (31st, Minneapolis, MN, May 21-25, 1981).