Accession Number : AD0260165


Title :   THE LEADER'S PERCEPTION OF CO-WORKERS, GROUP CLIMATE, AND GROUP CREATIVITY: A CROSS VALIDATION


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : FIEDLER, FRED E ; BASS, ALAN R ; FIEDLER, JUDITH M


Report Date : May 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : The major significance of the present investigation is in the cross-validation of the previous sets f findings. Previous studie have shown that the leader's esteem for his least-perferred co-workers correlated positively with group creativity when the leader perceived the group as pleasant. This same relationship was negative when the leader experienced the group as unpleas-ANT AND STRES FUL. Findings indicate that group creativit is the resultant of complexly interacting social processes. The same leadership attitudes and techniques are not maximally effectivust as the good field general is often a poor garrison commander, so does the task-oriented leader seem to be most successful in creative groups which he experiences as being in a state of stress or crisis. The permissive, e otionally outgoing leader is most succes ful in a relaxed and easygoing gro p climate. (Author)


Descriptors :   *GROUP DYNAMICS , *LEADERSHIP , *PERCEPTION , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , BEHAVIOR , EMOTIONS , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE