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En studie i "situationsanpassat följarskap": att välja att följa en ledare baserat på frivilligt engagemang
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


A study of “Situational followership”.


Final assignment for Bachelor Degree in Business Administration


Lykke Silfwerbrand


Jonas Kågström


2011 – January


This study looks at the new concept: “situational followership”. It discusses how

followership and leadership are connected and takes the approach of the follower. The study

mainly looks into the following questions:


How can situational followership can be described?


What is the most important parameter for a follower?


Does the choice of leader differ according to the situation?


How is situational leadership and situational followership connected?


This is a qualitative study with ten respondents. The voluntary engaged respondents

are representing two different organizations. In interviews follower-situations are discussed in

depth and the respondents also asses their impression of each situation. The analysis of the data

takes a qualitative approach to interpret the situations discussed.

Result & Conclusions:

The results point out that followership is to make a decision to follow a

leader in a specific situation. A follower wants to feel safe and secure with the leader and with

the situation. The leader must want to lead.

Suggestions for future research:

This study should be widened with a larger number of

respondents in order to verify the result. Other studies that use the perspective of the follower

rather than the leader would broaden the understanding of the leader-follower relation.

Contribution of the thesis:

This study has contributed to understanding how voluntary

followers understands their role and their relation to the leader.

Key words:

Situational leadership, situational followership, Sense Of Coherence, SDT,

motivation, qualitative study.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 44 p.
Keyword [sv]
ledarskap, följarskap, Kasam, situationsanpassat följarskap, frivilligt engagemang
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8344Archive number: E3BA:DiVA010/2011OAI: diva2:392748
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-21 Created: 2011-01-27 Last updated: 2011-03-21Bibliographically approved

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