Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

A.W. Laird, Robert Simpson, Kenneth Tanner, Joseph Cangemi

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


This field study examined the effects of the leadership dimensions of "consideration" and "initiating structure" on turnover behavior. The subjects were male and female blue collar workers under the direction of female supervisors. The Supervisory Behavior Description Questionnaire measures of "consideration" and "initiating structure" were not found to be related to turnover for this group of employees. Implications for future research concerning turnover with blue collar workers is discussed.


Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences