Rensis Likert


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Rensis Likert
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BirthplaceCheyenne, Wyoming
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NationalityAmerican
Known for Likert Scale, Likert’s Management Systems, Linking pin model

Likert, Rensis

(1903–81) psychologist, management theorist; born in Cheyenne, Wyo. At the University of Michigan (1946–70) he was founding director of the Institute for Social Research (1949–70). He worked on large organizations and theories of management. His major contributions included the development of a survey methodology that laid the groundwork for probability sampling, the "Likert scale" for measuring attitudes, and a theory of participatory management.
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Research by Rensis Likert in the 1960s defined four leadership systems: exploitative authoritative, benevolent authoritative, consultative, and participative.
Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.
Rensis Likert changed the way attitudinal research was conducted with the creation of the "Likert scale.
Tambien asistimos en el libro de Rospir a una ordenacion cientifica del campo de la comunicacion politica y de la opinion publica a traves de investigadores como Hadley Cantril, Daniel Katz, George Gallup, Elmo Roper, Rensis Likert.
A escala criada pelo psicologo e educador americano Rensis Likert, conhecida como escala Likert, e usada nas diversas areas do conhecimento e consequentemente muito usada nos testes de aceitacao.
A traves de los anos el interes por estudiar el tema del clima de trabajo se ha visto incrementado de manera notoria, razon por la cual actualmente existen varios estudiosos que han desarrollado un vasto cuerpo teorico para explicar este fenomeno de las organizaciones; entre los estudiosos mas destacados figura Rensis Likert conocido por sus trabajos en psicologia organizacional, elaboracion de cuestionarios e investigaciones sobre los procesos administrativos (Chiavenato, 2004); a la fecha, es uno de los autores que ofrece una de las teorias mas completas por su nivel de explicacion y de extrapolacion, permitiendonos visualizar en terminos de causa y efecto la naturaleza de los climas que se estudian y analizar el papel de las variables que conforman el clima que se observa.
They include Theory X; Theory Y; Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs; Herzberg's Hygiene Theory; the theories of Chris Argyris, Rensis Likert, and Fred Luthans; and others.
For further information see Rensis Likert, The Patterns of Management (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967), and New Ways of Managing Conflict (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976).
Blake and Mouton set out to apply the ideas of behavioural scientists such as Rensis Likert to the practice of management.
French's files in researching a chapter I wrote on the history of organizational interventions, and found that Kurt Lewin (commonly regarded as the father of action research) gives credit to Rensis Likert for the idea of action research (Highhouse, 2006).
Then Jim, along with Professor Rensis Likert, was invited to address the President's Science Advisory Committee on these findings, probably the first such discussion of human sciences before that august body.