ERIC Number: ED243248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Leader Attributions and Leader Behavior: First Stage Testing of Theoretical Model.
Mitchell, Terence R.
This report consists of two main sections. The first presents a theory about how supervisors decide on the causes of a subordinate's poor performance and what they do about it. A two-stage process is suggested. The first stage involves the supervisor making attributions about the causes of the poor performance. This stage requires processing an abundance of information, during which the supervisor may make a variety of errors. The second stage involves choosing a response to the poor performance. Various social norms may influence this stage. The first section therefore concludes with a review of the literature relevant to construction of the model, while the second section reviews the institute's research to date on the model. A variety of studies using different types of subjects and methods are described. The second section concludes that the model has been helpful in understanding this judgment process, but that further work needs to be done. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: Army Project Number 2Q161102N74F. Research accomplished at the University of Washington under contract for the Department of the Army.