Below are a few of our top posts from May.
By putting the focus on the followers in the leader-follower relationship, the authors of this study re-examined the oft-accepted assumption that transformational leadership is a universally positive management practice. Results reveal that transformational leadership does not differentially influence all studied aspects of follower behavior. [read more]
In this meta-analysis, the authors examined the construct validity and predictive validity of 10 study-skill constructs for college students. Study habit, skill, and attitude inventories and constructs were found to rival standardized tests and previous grades as predictors of academic performance, yielding substantial incremental validity in predicting academic performance. [read more]
In a study sampling students over the 15-week semester, the authors sought to identify perceptions of time pressure as a predictor of state goal orientations. Results revealed that perceptions of time pressure were negatively related to state mastery goal orientation and positively related to state performance-avoid goal orientation, and state goal orientations mediated the relationship between time pressure and performance. [read more]
In this study, the authors examined how rhythms of change relate to firm performance. An explorative analysis revealed that corporate strategic changes occur in distinct rhythms; additionally, companies that change in regular rhythms outperform those that change irregularly. [read more]
The authors studies employees’ positive and negative emotions from concurrent appraisals of the immediate task situation and individual differences in performance goal orientation. Hypothesized relationships were significant regarding appraisals of task importance, and those high on performance goal orientation reacted to appraisals of task importance differently than those low on performance goal orientation. [read more]