Question

Leadership in which the leader's behavior is categorized on a scale from task orientation to people orientation, and efforts are made to find a work situation to which that particular style is best suited is called?

A Trait Theory Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Blake & McCanne Theory Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Fielder's LPC theory Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Leader-Manager Theory Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E Democratic Leader theory Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

The contingency model by business and management psychologist Fred Fiedler is a contingency theory concerned with the effectiveness of a leader in an organization. The leadership style of the leader, thus, fixed and measured by what he calls the least preferred co-worker (LPC) scale, an instrument for measuring an individual’s leadership orientation. A high LPC score suggests that the leader has a "human relations orientation", while a low LPC score indicates a "task orientation".

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