Subordinates' resistance and managers' evaluations of subordinates' performance
Abbreviated Journal Title
resistance behavior; leader-member exchange; downward influence; performance evaluations; LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE; INFLUENCE TACTICS; PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS; COLLEGE CLASSROOM; MODERATORS; CONFLICT; CONSEQUENCES; SATISFACTION; OBEDIENCE; APPRAISAL; Business; Psychology, Applied; Management
The authors explored the validity of two perspectives as to how managers evaluate subordinates who resist downward influence attempts: a uniformly dysfunctional perspective (i.e., managers regard all manifestations of resistance as indicators of ineffective influence and rate subordinates unfavorably when they resist) and a multifunctional perspective (i.e., managers regard some manifestations of resistance as more constructive than others and rate subordinates more favorably when they employ constructive resistance tactics). The results of two studies provided support for an interactive model, which predicts that the uniformly dysfunctional perspective is characteristic of lower quality, leader-member exchange (LMX) relationships and that the multifunctional perspective is characteristic of higher quality leader-member exchanges.
Journal of Management
"Subordinates' resistance and managers' evaluations of subordinates' performance" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6642.