Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of certain personal traits of a selected group of first-level supervisors to the repuations for leadership behavior and supervisory effectiveness which the first-level supervisors had established with their superiors. Only those traits measured by the How Supervise Test, the Gordon Personal Profile, and an adjective scale were investigated. The hypothesis tested by the study was stated as follows: The first-level supervisor's reputationfor leadership behavior and supervisory effectiveness with his superior will be related to one or more of the measured traits to a statistically significant degree.


A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Psychology University of Omaha ln Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Patrick Joseph Mulvihill June, 1963

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