Self-Concept, Implicit Leadership Theories, and Follower Preferences for Leadership

@inproceedings{Ehrhart2012SelfConceptIL,
  title={Self-Concept, Implicit Leadership Theories, and Follower Preferences for Leadership},
  author={Mark G. Ehrhart},
  year={2012}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that shape followers’ initial reactions to leaders. Based on the literature on self-concept and leader categorization theory, it was hypothesized that followers’ self-concepts (specifically their self-esteem and self-construal) would predict their conceptualization of an ideal leader (i.e., their implicit leadership theory, ILT), which would then predict followers’ preferences for specific leadership styles. Using a sample of 206… CONTINUE READING

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