This study compared the dimensionality and possession of the bases of supervisory power and their relationships to compliance and satisfaction with supervision between the U.S. (n = 459) and S. Korean (n = 625) managers. Results indicate that the factor structure of the power bases in the S. Korean sample was remarkably similar to those found in the U.S. sample; but whereas the U.S. managers reported relatively more position than personal power base, S. Korean managers reported relatively more personal than position power base. Similarities in the relationships of coercive, legitimate, and referent power bases to compliance, satisfaction, and dissimilarities in the relationships of expert and reward power bases to the criterion variables in the two samples are noted.
Afzalur Rahim, M., Hyeon Kim, N. and Sung Kim, J. (1994), "BASES OF LEADER POWER, SUBORDINATE COMPLIANCE, AND SATISFACTION WITH SUPERVISION: A CROSS‐CULTURAL STUDY OF MANAGERS IN THE U.S. AND S. KOREA", The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 136-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb028805
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