The sources of leader violence: A comparison of ideological and non-ideological leaders
Mumford, Michael D., Espejo, Jazmine, Hunter, Samuel T., Bedell-Avers, Katrina E., Eubanks, Dawn L. and Connelly, Shane. (2007) The sources of leader violence: A comparison of ideological and non-ideological leaders. Leadership Quarterly, Vol.18 (No.3). pp. 217-235. ISSN 1048-9843Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2007.03.005
Recent events have called attention to the potential of ideological leaders to incite violence. The present study examined 80 historically notable leaders. Violent and non-violent leaders were compared to violent and non-violent ideological leaders in a historiometric analysis examining individual, group, organization, and environmental variables that might predispose ideological leaders to violence. When criteria examining different manifestations of violence were regressed on the discriminant function scores resulting from this comparison of leader types, it was found that attributes of ideological leadership influenced the amount of violence, and the occurrence of institutional and cultural violence — accounting for variance in institutional and cultural violence above and beyond characteristics of leaders, in general, found to contribute to violence. The implications of these observations for understanding the sources of leader violence and the origins of violence among ideological leaders are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Behavioural Science
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Leadership Quarterly|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 217-235|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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