The Effect of Group Leaders

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Title: The Effect of Group Leaders
Creators: Weinberg, Bruce
Keywords: group leaders
group behavior
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Why do some people become leaders? Do group members see leaders as the same or different from themselves? Are leaders chosen because they are representative of the group, or do the actions of the group reflect the will of the leader? Bruce Weinberg tackles these questions by examining the effect of leaders on group behavior. To measure this, Weinberg used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a data set covering more than 90,000 students in grades 7 though 12 in 132 schools nationwide. Schools make a great laboratory to study social interactions because the information is well defined and consistent from one school to the next.
Description: Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09
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