The social identity theory of leadership: Theoretical origins, research findings, and conceptual developments

  title={The social identity theory of leadership: Theoretical origins, research findings, and conceptual developments},
  author={Michael A. Hogg and Daan van Knippenberg and David E. Rast},
  journal={European Review of Social Psychology},
  pages={258 - 304}
Over the past decade the social identity theory of leadership (Hogg, 2001a; Hogg & van Knippenberg, 2003) has reinvigorated social psychological research on leadership by reconnecting leadership to the social psychology of influence, and by explicitly elaborating on the (social) identity function, and associated social cognitive and social interactive processes, associated with leadership. The main tenet is that group prototypical leaders are better supported and more trusted, and are perceived… Expand
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