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The Leader-Follower Relationship and Follower Performance

Title: The Leader-Follower Relationship and Follower Performance.
Name(s): Dent, Eric, author
Walthall, Margaret, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016-10-01
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study is to explore the evidence related to the influence of Leader-Follower dyadic relationship quality (DRQ) on follower task and contextual performance and to assess the role of moderating variables on this DRQ/performance relationship. Using an evidence-based approach to research, an extensive systematic literature review was performed using deliberate search terminology and inclusion/exclusion criteria. The abstracts for more than 300 studies were examined for pertinence, with 223 research studies satisfying the general inclusion criteria. The research ultimately comprised 179 studies with 278 findings of 91 of these studies included in the final evidence. Data was synthesized using framework synthesis, an inductive analysis of data and the identification of key themes which serve to comprise the conceptual model. The findings of this research suggest that DRQ relates to performance, with 80% of the findings supporting the DRQ/task performance relationship and 84% supporting the DRQ/contextual performance relationship. The research found that the DRQ/task performance relationship and DRQ/contextual performance relationship were strengthened by moderating variables, though the types of variable for each relationship varied. The DRQ/task performance relationship was strengthened by work structure, team dynamics, and frequency of managerial communication, whereas the DRQ/contextual performance relationship was strengthened by organizational and cultural attributes.
Identifier: fgcu_ir_001091 (IID)
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Subject(s): Social exchange theory
Work environment.
Human performance and productivity
Empowerment, Employee
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Host Institution: FGCU
Has Part: Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.