Antecedents of Behavioural Indicators of Trust in Subordinates

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Antecedents of Behavioural Indicators of Trust in Subordinates

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dc.contributor.advisor Gill, Harjinder
dc.contributor.author Upton, Christopher
dc.date 2011-10-21
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-13T16:25:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-13T16:25:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3182
dc.description.abstract The present study examined how a leader’s behavioural intentions are affected by the trustworthiness of their subordinate using the Affective-Cognitive trust model (Gillespie, 2003; McAllister, 1995). Two-hundred and twenty-five undergraduate students participated in an experimental study that assessed their willingness to engage in reliance and disclosure behaviours based on their perceptions of affective and cognitive trust. Given concerns about the conceptual overlap between trust and liking, we controlled for liking. Consistent with our hypotheses we found that cognitive trust predicted participant’s willingness to engage in reliance behaviours, whereas affective trust predicted participant’s willingness to engage in disclosure behaviours. However, when we controlled for liking, these findings held for disclosure behaviours but did not for reliance behaviours. Limitations of our study and implications for both research and practice are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Trust en_US
dc.subject Liking en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Reliance en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.title Antecedents of Behavioural Indicators of Trust in Subordinates en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US


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