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Effects of Task and Personality Characteristics on Subordinate Responses to Participative Decision Making

Ahmed A. Abdel-Halim
The Academy of Management Journal
Vol. 26, No. 3 (Sep., 1983), pp. 477-484
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/256258
Page Count: 8
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Abstract

The effects of task and personality characteristics on subordinate responses to participatory decision making were investigated among 229 supervisor-subordinate pairs. Contrary to prediction, high need-for-independence subordinates performed better and were more satisfied with high participation only for nonrepetitive tasks.

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