Fundamental theories of power and status have developed sufficiently to apply in educational and organizational contexts. The path from basic theory to program development is neither simple nor direct. We trace the application of theoretical principles taken from network exchange theories of power as well as status characteristics and expectation states theories through the interdisciplinary field of leadership studies to applications that interrelate basic research, applied research, undergraduate educational programs, and organizational development. Two proposals result (1) a leadership training program that will produce university graduates with effective leadership skills, while also bringing diverse high school students to participate in a university program and (2) basic status characteristics research to explain the glass ceiling phenomenon.
Lovaglia, M.J., Lucas, J.W., Rogalin, C.L. and Darwin, A. (2006), "Power, status, and leadership in diverse organizations: from basic research to program development", Thye, S.R. and Lawler, E.J. (Ed.) Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 23), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 183-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0882-6145(06)23007-8
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