How follower traits and cultural values influence the effects of leadership
Cultural values, Followers, Leadership, Personality, Review
Follower traits and cultural values are important context variables that influence the effectiveness of leader behaviors. Understanding how these variables interact with leader behaviors has been an important scholarly pursuit for the past several decades. Yet, this research is dispersed, and there exist methodological and theoretical limitations within this line of inquiry. We seek to improve our collective understanding of the role of follower traits and cultural values in leadership behavior research. First, we provide a comprehensive review of the extant research on follower traits and cultural values as moderators of leader behaviors. Second, based on our review and analysis of prior research, we identify important patterns in the literature. Third, we highlight methodological shortcomings and solutions that should enhance the quality of future research in this area. We also offer up theoretical insights for future research that should increase our understanding of how follower traits influence leader behaviors.
Department of Management
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Matthews, Samuel H.; Kelemen, Thomas K.; and Bolino, Mark C., "How follower traits and cultural values influence the effects of leadership" (2021). Faculty Publications. 120.