Leaders' anticipated and targets' self-reported resistance to task assignments: A replication

John E. Barbuto, Susan M. Fritz, Brent J. Goertzen

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This is a follow up study of Barbuto's 2000 work in which leaders' ratings and targets' self-reported resistance to task assignments are compared. Scores on the Anticipated Resistance Indicator among 650 leader-member dyads measure resistance based on Barbuto's 1997 five concentric zones of Preference, Indifference, Legitimate, Influence, and Noninfluence, examined trom both leaders' and targets' perspectives. Responses indicated that leaders tend to underestimate followers' willingness to perform assigned tasks. In addition, leaders tend to overestimate targets' unwillingness to perform undesirable, less enjoyable tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-520
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002

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  • Psychology(all)

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