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2017

University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Full-Text Articles in Interpersonal and Small Group Communication

Why Follow? Followership Favorability And Followership Styles, Hanna M. Miller Ms. Mar 2017

Why Follow? Followership Favorability And Followership Styles, Hanna M. Miller Ms.

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Given the choice between leading or following in a group setting, which would you choose? Leadership and followership both have strengths and limitations. However, the perceptions of followership are typically unfavorable when compared to leadership. This quantitative study expands on the perceptions of followership by analyzing followership favorability among group members and followership styles as they relate to the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory and Follower’s Active Engagement Theory.

Keywords: Followership, Leadership, LMX Theory, Leader-Member Exchange, Unfavorable Perceptions, Followership Styles, Active Engagement