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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (2) : 370-380     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00370
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Do leaders and followers see eye to eye? Leader-follower fit in the workplace
PENG Jian1,WANG Zhen2(),HOU Nan3()
1 School of Management, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
2 Business School, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081, China
3 School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110169, China
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Leader-follower fit, which plays a crucial role in facilitating a harmonious interaction in leader-follower dyads, has attracted considerable attention in the academic circle recently. Leader-follower fit refers to the compatibility between a leader and a follower that occurs when their characteristics are well matched. Generally, we could measure leader-follower fit using direct measurement approach and indirect measurement approach. To data, the existing research on leader-follower fit mainly focused on five perspectives, such as personality fit, cognition fit, psychological experience fit, work behavior fit, and relational factor fit. Psychological and interactive processes usually capture the mechanism through which leader-follower fit affects work outcomes. Moreover, personal and situational characteristics usually moderate the consequence of leader-follower fit. Future research could examine the consequence of leader-follower congruence in some indigenous psychological characteristics (e.g., traditionality and face consciousness) and explore some novel underlying or contingency mechanisms in the Chinese context.

Keywords leader-follower fit      person-supervisor fit      leadership      followership     
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Corresponding Authors: Zhen WANG,Nan HOU     E-mail: wangzhen@cufe.edu.cn;qq94177758@126.com
Issue Date: 25 December 2018
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Jian PENG,Zhen WANG,Nan HOU. Do leaders and followers see eye to eye? Leader-follower fit in the workplace[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(2): 370-380.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00370     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2019/V27/I2/370
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直接测量法 间接测量法
差值分析法 多项式回归与
响应面分析
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主观感知的匹配 较为客观、实际的匹配 较为客观、实际的匹配
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用途
比较匹配与不匹配的情形 比较匹配与不匹配的情形 不仅可以比较匹配与不匹配的情形, 还可以比较两种匹配情形(高-高、低-低)、两种不匹配情形(高-低、低-高)。
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