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Testing the relationship between interpersonal political skills, altruism, leadership success and effectiveness: A multilevel model


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Abstract (summary)

This multi-level field study examined the relationship between interpersonal political skills, leader success and leader effectiveness and the moderating effect of altruism.

Data were collected from 95 participants and 217 raters from four different organizations---a manufacturing firm, a public school system, a regional college and an international investment firm. Success and effectiveness were differentiated where success was objectively calculated as level within the organization over duration in the field. Effectiveness was defined as overall rater satisfaction with performance. A multilevel data analysis was conducted using hierarchical linear modeling. Significant relationships were found between social astuteness and altruism in predicting effectiveness, networking in predicting both success and effectiveness, altruism interacting with social astuteness to positively impact effectiveness, and altruism interacting with networking to negatively impact success.

These findings lend support to the notion that serving others, or altruism is an important and vital component of leadership effectiveness, and that those who are more altruistic will not likely seek promotion opportunities as frequently. Networking strategies led to both leadership success and effectiveness. Overall, social skills are important factors in both leadership success and effectiveness.

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Subject
Preschool education;
Educational psychology;
Management;
School administration;
Leadership;
Politics;
Success;
Effectiveness;
Skills;
Studies;
School systems;
Manufacturers;
Colleges & universities;
Investment companies
Classification
0518: Preschool education
0525: Educational psychology
0454: Management
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Education, Altruism, Interpersonal, Leadership, Political skills
Title
Testing the relationship between interpersonal political skills, altruism, leadership success and effectiveness: A multilevel model
Author
Moss, Jennifer A.
Number of pages
143
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 67/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542657214
Advisor
Barbuto, John E., Jr.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3216415
ProQuest document ID
305271884
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305271884
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