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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring the Experience of the African-American Male Worker Assigned to the African-American Male Leader
by Hughes, Lawrence G., Ed.D., The George Washington University, 2012, 220; 3489793
Abstract (Summary)

This research employs a phenomenological approach to better understand the essence of the experience of African-American male workers who have reported to African-American male leaders within the context of large, for-profit organizations. In-depth, structured interviews with eight African-American male workers revealed high level exchange quality existed in every dyadic relationship. More specifically, high levels of trust existed between each worker and leader, as well as extremely open, unguarded patterns of communication existed between the workers and leaders. Lastly, the workers and leaders demonstrated mutually supportive behaviors that not only enhanced the relationships, but also led to outstanding work outputs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Burley, Diana L.
Commitee: Croswell, Clyde, Cseh, Maria, Graham, Carolyn W., McElroy, Susan W.
School: The George Washington University
Department: Human and Organizational Learning
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Management
Keywords: African-Americans, Leader-member exchange, Leadership, Minority leaders, Workforce diversity
Publication Number: 3489793
ISBN: 978-1-267-09432-2
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