Considering the Gap between Implicit Leadership Theories and Expectations of Actual Leader Behaviour: A Three-Study Investigation of Leadership Beliefs in Romania*

@inproceedings{Fein2015ConsideringTG,
  title={Considering the Gap between Implicit Leadership Theories and Expectations of Actual Leader Behaviour: A Three-Study Investigation of Leadership Beliefs in Romania*},
  author={Erich C Fein and Aharon Tziner and Cristinel Vasiliu and Mihai Felea},
  year={2015}
}
The conceptual base of behavioural preferences for leadership can be found in Implicit Leadership Theories (ILTs). In a series of three studies, we examined both ILTs and expectations for leader behaviour for the purpose of examining the degree of fit between ILTs and associated expectations. In our first study we found that ILTs for transformational and transactional leadership are highly related, although participant’s ILTs were either not related or weakly related to expectations of actual… CONTINUE READING