Mood and the evaluation of leaders: a replication using an employee sample

Birgit Schyns, Karin Sanders

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A recently published study in Current Research in Social Psychology (Schyns & Sanders, 2003) focused on the relationship between mood and the perception of leadership. Although this experimental study showed a relationship between mood and the perception of management-by-exception passive, most of the hypotheses could not be confirmed. The present study tries to overcome the most important restrictions of that prior study and seeks to examine the same hypotheses using an employee sample and a different assessment of mood. Results indicate that mood and the perception of leadership are indeed connected, especially in the case of less active leadership styles. Controlling for effects of contact with the leader did not alter these results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-68
JournalCurrent research in social psychology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004



  • IR-94263
  • METIS-220769

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