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Intergroup and Intragroup Aspects of Leadership in Social Dilemmas: A Relational Model of Cooperation

De Cremer, David, Van Vugt, Mark (2002) Intergroup and Intragroup Aspects of Leadership in Social Dilemmas: A Relational Model of Cooperation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38 (http:/). pp. 126-136. ISSN 0022-1031. (doi:10.1006/jesp.2001.1499) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:4216)

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Abstract

Two experiments investigated how leadership shapes individual contributions in small groups facing public goods dilemmas. We

predicted that the influence of leaders would be determined by their ability to fulfill both instrumental needs (solve the free-rider

problem) and relational needs (contribute to the identity) of group members. The relative importance of these two needs was expected

to vary with the salience of group membership (social vs personal identity). This hypothesis was supported in two experiments.

Experiment 1 revealed that leaders showing group commitment and fairness toward members were more effective at raising

contributions when social identity was salient. Furthermore, Experiment 2 showed that highly committed leaders were more influential

when social identity was salient, whereas leaders with intrinsic leadership skills were more influential when personal identity was

salient. This suggests that the effectiveness of leader solutions to social dilemmas depends upon the fit between leader characteristics

and member expectations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1006/jesp.2001.1499
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Rosalind Beeching
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2008 09:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4216 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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