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The Effect of Leadership Style on Performance Improvement on a Manufacturing Task

Christine M. Shea
The Journal of Business
Vol. 72, No. 3 (July 1999), pp. 407-422
DOI: 10.1086/209620
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/209620
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

A three‐factor, repeated‐measures experiment tested the effect of leadership style (charismatic, structuring, and considerate) on performance improvement on a manufacturing task over four trials. Findings from a repeated‐measures multivariate analysis of variance indicated that individuals exposed to considerate leadership had superior initial performance but that this difference faded over time. Further analysis indicated that self‐efficacy fully mediated the relationship between leadership style and performance.