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Swift trust: Examining the development and acceleration of follower trust in leaders in a temporary group context

Paul B Lester, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

This study examined how leaders can accelerate follower-attributed trust in the leader in a temporary group context, often referred to as swift trust. We proposed and found some support for the notion that static factors, such as a leader's rank, social similarity with followers, and performance record, would positively influence follower-attributed trust in the leader in a temporary group context. Furthermore, we proposed and found significant support for the notion that dynamic factors, such as a leader's positivity and a leader's use of individualized consideration and participative decision-making, would positively influence follower-attributed trust in the leader in a temporary group context. This dissertation includes an introductory chapter, literature review chapter and accompanying hypotheses, a methods chapter, an analysis chapter, and a discussion chapter.^

Subject Area

Business Administration, Management|Psychology, Industrial

Recommended Citation

Lester, Paul B, "Swift trust: Examining the development and acceleration of follower trust in leaders in a temporary group context" (2007). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3242158.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3242158

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