Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Henningsen, David D.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

Communication||Organizational behavior||Social structure||Communication--Research||Organizational behavior||Social structure

Abstract

Social exchange theory and equity theory were used to examine the perception of leaders in a small group context. Participants (n = 154), involved in a semester long group project assessed their leaders contributions to the task and maintenance of the group using measures gauging social exchange and equity forces. These measures were regressed onto desire to work with the leader again in the future. Overall, the results indicate greater support for social exchange theory.

Comments

Advisors: David D. Henningsen.||Committee members: Ferald Bryan; Mary Lynn Henningsen.

Extent

24 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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