To Trust or Not to Trust? An Experimental Assessment of Followers’ Decisions to Trust Leaders

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Abstract Follower trust is an essential component of effective leadership. Indeed, followers are not just passive observers, but active and often overlooked components of what makes leaders. But while trustworthiness has dominated scholarly discussions of the antecedents of trust, there is increasing consensus that we need to take a broader view. While trust motivation (i.e., the desire to be vulnerable in order to build or maintain particular relationships), has become a theme in theoretical discussions of trust, there remains a lack of empirical evidence testing these ideas. In response, we empirically test the role of trust motivation as an antecedent for trust in leaders across three experimental studies; we present two of the studies here and outline one which is planned to be completed prior to FINT 2022.
Authors Legood, Alison; van der Werff, Lisa; Gloor, Jamie; Weibel, Antoinette; Buckley, Finian & DeCremer, David
Research Team CCDI) Professor Dr. Gudrun Sander (PRIMA Host & CCDI Director) Professor Dr. Winfried Ruigrok (CCDI Director), Eugenia Bajet Mestre (PhD Student, CCDI) Professor Dr. Gudrun Sander (PRIMA Host & CCDI Director) Professor Dr. Winfried Ruigrok (CCDI Director)
Language English
Keywords trust; leader; follower; motivation; experiment
Subjects business studies
behavioral science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Responsible Corporate Competitiveness (RoCC)
Date March 2022
Publisher First International Network on Trust (FINT)
Event Title FINT 2022
Event Location Charleston, SC, USA
Event Dates March 10-12, 2022
Depositing User Prof. PhD Jamie Gloor
Date Deposited 11 May 2022 08:34
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:48
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/266247

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Legood, Alison; van der Werff, Lisa; Gloor, Jamie; Weibel, Antoinette; Buckley, Finian & DeCremer, David: To Trust or Not to Trust? An Experimental Assessment of Followers’ Decisions to Trust Leaders. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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