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1977

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The Leader's Method And The Follower's Outcome: Predictors Of Future Interaction, Geoffrey J. Nimich Jul 1977

The Leader's Method And The Follower's Outcome: Predictors Of Future Interaction, Geoffrey J. Nimich

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In attempting to explain the degree of cooperation in the leader-follower dyad, leadership style and situational outcome, in a mixed motive game, were controlled. 120 business employees, both male and female, were paired with a leader who was projected as a Prisoner's Dilemma game expert. The subject, with the help of the leader who was either democratic or autocratic, then played a round of the game against a confederate subject. The win/lose outcome of the first game was controlled. The subject was then given the opportunity to play a second game against the leader, and the number of ...