Leader-follower relationship: A phenomenological study in Dominica

by Joseph, Thomas, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 171 pages; 3544051


This study was an investigation of the leader-follower relationships and the influence these relationships have on individual performance in an organization in Dominica. The purpose of the study was to explore the lived experiences leaders and followers who had experienced the phenomenon. A qualitative research method and phenomenological design was employed for data collection and analysis to examine leaders and followers lived experiences. Twenty-three participants, comprising of seven leaders and sixteen followers, were interviewed using an in-depth, one-on-one semi-structured interview process. Data from the interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed. Three major themes emerged from the results of the interview contributing to the leader-follower relationship and the influence of the relationship on individual performance: (a) collaborative relationship, (b) partnership relationship, and (c) engaged relationship.

AdviserNaomi Stanford
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3544051

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