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Attributional style and its relation to leadership style and organizational culture

Mårtenson, Estelle LU (2015) PSYP01 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Attributional styles have been paid little attention in the organizational context and previous research has mostly focused on the consequences of attributional styles, such as how attributional styles influence work behaviors. Attributional styles development in work settings has thereby been paid little attention, as for example, how individuals’ way of attributing in an organization can be shaped with the help of organizational factors. Therefore this study investigated how employees’ perceptions of leadership style and organizational culture were related to the attributional styles; internal, external, stability and control. Eight standard multiple regressions analyses were conducted, four with the leadership styles and four with the... (More)
Attributional styles have been paid little attention in the organizational context and previous research has mostly focused on the consequences of attributional styles, such as how attributional styles influence work behaviors. Attributional styles development in work settings has thereby been paid little attention, as for example, how individuals’ way of attributing in an organization can be shaped with the help of organizational factors. Therefore this study investigated how employees’ perceptions of leadership style and organizational culture were related to the attributional styles; internal, external, stability and control. Eight standard multiple regressions analyses were conducted, four with the leadership styles and four with the organizational culture. The participants (n =127) worked in different sectors, branches and they had different occupations. The results showed that employees’ perceptions of the leadership styles were statistically significant related to the attributional style control and employees’ perceptions of the organizational culture were statistically significant related to the attributional styles internal, external and control. Clan culture and market culture were statistically significant independent related to internal attributional style, clan culture was statistically significant independent related to external attributional style and clan culture was statistically significant independent related to the attributional style control. None of the leadership styles were statistically significant independent related to the attributional style control. (Less)
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Mårtenson, Estelle LU
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PSYP01 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
organizational culture, leadership style, attributional style, attributions, organizational context
language
English
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7761017
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2015-08-13 15:42:51
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  abstract     = {Attributional styles have been paid little attention in the organizational context and previous research has mostly focused on the consequences of attributional styles, such as how attributional styles influence work behaviors. Attributional styles development in work settings has thereby been paid little attention, as for example, how individuals’ way of attributing in an organization can be shaped with the help of organizational factors. Therefore this study investigated how employees’ perceptions of leadership style and organizational culture were related to the attributional styles; internal, external, stability and control. Eight standard multiple regressions analyses were conducted, four with the leadership styles and four with the organizational culture. The participants (n =127) worked in different sectors, branches and they had different occupations. The results showed that employees’ perceptions of the leadership styles were statistically significant related to the attributional style control and employees’ perceptions of the organizational culture were statistically significant related to the attributional styles internal, external and control. Clan culture and market culture were statistically significant independent related to internal attributional style, clan culture was statistically significant independent related to external attributional style and clan culture was statistically significant independent related to the attributional style control. None of the leadership styles were statistically significant independent related to the attributional style control.},
  author       = {Mårtenson, Estelle},
  keyword      = {organizational culture,leadership style,attributional style,attributions,organizational context},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Attributional style and its relation to leadership style and organizational culture},
  year         = {2015},
}