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dc.contributor.authorSnead, Kathleen Bentonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:31:02Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:31:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03052013-163846en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41437
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to assess follower prototypes as dynamic structures. Connectionist theory is a good framework to understand the process by which followership perceptions are altered by contextual factors. Organizational culture, change in immediate leader and follower prototypes were measured in an applied setting across time to assess the dynamism of the cognitive networks of implicit followership theories. Change in culture and immediate leader was measured at three time points, across six months, during the acquisition of one organization by a second. Change scores were created by computing difference scores from surveys completed at the first time point to the second time point, three months later, to the third and final time point, three months later. There were no significant effects of change in culture on reported follower networks. There was, however, a significant effect of leader change at time points two and three when regressed on individualâ s follower networks. The overall findings of this study suggest that IFTâ s like leadership prototypes remain fairly stable across time (Epitropaki, 2004), but are subject to organizational change.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartSnead_KB_S_2013_f1.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartSnead_KB_S_2013_IRB.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectcontexten_US
dc.subjectprototypeen_US
dc.subjectconnectionisten_US
dc.subjectdynamicen_US
dc.subjectIFTen_US
dc.subjectcultureen_US
dc.titleContextual Constraints: An Examination of Implicit Followership Theoriesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03052013-163846/en_US
dc.date.sdate2013-03-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2013-04-22
dc.date.adate2013-04-22en_US


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