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Title:Leader consideration reconsidered: the l factor in leader behavior
Author(s):Lee, Angela
Director of Research:Newman, Daniel A
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Newman, Daniel A
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Hulin, Charles L; Rounds, James; Fraley, R Chris; Piccolo, Ronald F
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):leadership
Abstract:In the current dissertation, I propose that leadership research has progressed by repeatedly reinventing the concept of leader consideration. First, I provide a historical review of the origins of leader consideration. Then, I conduct empirical demonstrations (using both meta-analytic and primary data) to assess the redundancy of various leadership constructs [leader-member exchange (LMX), contingent reward, and transformational leadership] with leader consideration. Results support the existence of a higher-order L factor (general Leadership Factor) that characterizes the overlaps among individual-level follower perceptions of leader consideration, LMX, contingent reward, and transformational leadership. The L factor: (a) is very strongly associated with its subordinate constructs (first-order leadership factors), (b) is shown to carry most of the explanatory power of these lower-order leadership constructs in terms of associations with external variables, and (c) is redundant with the classic construct of leader consideration.
Issue Date:2017-05-10
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/98098
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Angela Lee
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-09-29
Date Deposited:2017-08


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