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Investigating leader and follower linguistic cues using the LIWC program

Tabune, Edite (2019) Investigating leader and follower linguistic cues using the LIWC program.

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Abstract:The initial study complements the studies of personal pronoun use (1) first-person singular ‘I’, ‘me’ and (2) first person-plural ‘we’, ‘us’ use between effective and less effective leaders and followers of effective and followers of less effective leaders. Post-hoc analysis extend the knowledge on function word use between effective and less effective leaders and followers of effective and followers of less effective leaders and leaders versus followers. To contribute leader and follower studies with objective measures, text analysis application - Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) was used. Results: Even though the initial study did not find differences between effective and less effective leaders and followers of effective and less effective leaders, it did find that leaders and followers tend to use more first-person singular pronouns such as ‘I’, ‘me’ more than first person-plural pronouns ‘we’, ‘us’. Post-hoc analysis revealed that followers of less effective leaders tend to use more present tense. In comparison to leaders, followers tend to use more function words. Function word categories they use more are: they, past tense, conjunctions and negations. Whereas leaders, tend to use more prepositions.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:17 linguistics and theory of literature, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78727
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