Temporal effects of leadership style on state communication anxiety in small task-oriented groups

Katherine W. Hawkins, Robert A. Stewart

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Abstract

Little research has been directed toward the relationship between leadership style and communication apprehension. This study focused on the relationship between leadership style in task-oriented small groups and state communication anxiety. Two research questions were posed. First, does state communication anxiety vary as a function of leadership style in task-oriented small groups? Second, does this relationship vary over time? Results of the study indicated that leadership style does affect levels of state anxiety in task-oriented small groups. In addition, levels of state anxiety were generally found to decrease over time. The relationship between leadership style and state anxiety did not appear to vary as a function of time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990

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