The effects of charismatic leadership and religion on decision making

Brandt Adair Smith, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

We examined the effects of leadership and religious priming on decision-making in a resource allocation task involving a decision between funding hydro-fracture mining research and/or solar energy research. We found strong main effects for charismatic v. non-charismatic leadership, and for religious priming v. non-religious priming. Further, we found a significant interaction in that the effects of religious priming on economic decision-making in a resource allocation task was stronger in the non-charismatic condition than in the charismatic condition. Implications of this research and recommendations for future studies are discussed.^

Subject Area

Religion, General|Psychology, Social

Recommended Citation

Smith, Brandt Adair, "The effects of charismatic leadership and religion on decision making" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1551251.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1551251

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