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ERIC Number: EJ861903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Influence of Attachment Style on Major Psychological Capacities to Lead
Popper, Micha; Amit, Karin
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v170 n3 p244-267 2009
Addressing psychological literature's deficiency in research on the early development of leaders in everyday life (e.g., leaders in the workplace, leaders in social settings, leaders in organizational settings), this study assumed that central psychological capacities required for such leaders can be predicted and explained by J. Bowlby's (1969) attachment theory concerning developmental processes in infancy. The authors administered a series of questionnaires to 402 participants. The authors analyzed data by using structural equation modeling. Findings indicate a potential-to-lead construct that forms in infancy. The results fully supported the authors' main arguments: that secure attachment style influences the potential to lead and that this capacity is essential for leadership as measured by leadership ranking. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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