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Interestingly, individuals with an avoidant attachment style did not falsely perceive either transformational or transactional leadership characteristics. Hansbrough’s study links attachment theory with implicit leadership theories (Shondrick and Lord, 2010), which suggest that the endorsement of leaders is guided to a considerable extent by non-conscious leadership schemas and cognitive processes that are susceptible to perceptual distortions and other cognitive errors. The above findings suggest that such distortions may often be driven by the human need for security and protection.
On the other hand, when the bogus evaluation was negative, anxiously attached individuals reported weaker feelings of commitment to the group, increased their effort towards group tasks, and donated more money to the group. Individuals low in attachment anxiety did not change their attitude in the presence of any kind of bogus evaluation. In another study involving undergraduate students, Crisp and colleagues (2009) investigated if interpersonal attachment style played a role in how individuals related to their groups in the presence of a threat.
Those characteristics refer to four methodological domains: the attachment domain assessed, the type of social group studied, the type of research design employed, and the type of participants recruited. Attachment domain First, for the most part, the studies discussed above were concerned with the association between attachment style in interpersonal relationships and individual behaviour in the group context and only very rarely they actually tested a hypothesis involving the attachment of the individual to the group.
Attachment Security and the Social World by Antigonos Sochos (auth.)