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Followership effectiveness: an extension of Fiedler's contingency model

Followership effectiveness: an extension of Fiedler's contingency model As a means of extending Fiedler's contingency model of leadership effectiveness to followership behavior, this study examined the relationship between followers' motivational disposition as measured by the least preferred co‐worker scale, modified to refer to leaders (LPL), situational favorability as reflected in leader‐member relations and follower experience, and followers' performance as measured by US Army enlisted efficiency report (EER). Participants were male, junior enlisted personnel serving with the US Army, Europe. The results indicated that in accordance with Fiedler, relations‐oriented followers performed better in moderately favorable situations while task oriented followers performed better in highly unfavorable situations. In contrast to Fiedler, relations‐oriented followers performed better in highly favorable conditions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leadership & Organization Development Journal Emerald Publishing

Followership effectiveness: an extension of Fiedler's contingency model

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0143-7739
DOI
10.1108/01437730410538680
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Abstract

As a means of extending Fiedler's contingency model of leadership effectiveness to followership behavior, this study examined the relationship between followers' motivational disposition as measured by the least preferred co‐worker scale, modified to refer to leaders (LPL), situational favorability as reflected in leader‐member relations and follower experience, and followers' performance as measured by US Army enlisted efficiency report (EER). Participants were male, junior enlisted personnel serving with the US Army, Europe. The results indicated that in accordance with Fiedler, relations‐oriented followers performed better in moderately favorable situations while task oriented followers performed better in highly unfavorable situations. In contrast to Fiedler, relations‐oriented followers performed better in highly favorable conditions.

Journal

Leadership & Organization Development JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

Keywords: Leadership; Management effectiveness; Organizational behaviour

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