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A Multilevel Study of Interpersonal Influence in Academic ‘Influence Networks’
Unformatted Document Text:  Influence Networks 20 results). The regression results reflect these findings. The interaction between Centrality 2 and attitude weight was not significant (t = .56, p = .58, df = 113), nor was the interaction between Centrality 1 and attitude weight (t = -.63, p = .53, df = 113). iv These results fail to support the third hypothesis, suggesting that neither basis for centrality serves as a predictor of attitude weights (Table 4 contains these results). ---Table 3 and Table 4 --- Discussion The results of this study illuminate the complex relationship between structural position and interpersonal influence. Results suggest that there is an association between Centrality 1 and influence, but the relationship is not found with Centrality 2 or when influence is described as the degree to which one bases their behavioral intent on their subjective norm relative to their attitude. This discussion offers an interpretation for what the findings inform of the relationship between centrality and interpersonal influence. Also included is a discussion of how these findings impact current theoretical perspectives, which are relevant to influence networks within organizational boundaries, as well as for future theoretical development. The first pair of hypotheses specified an association between centrality and interpersonal influence. Aligned with current thinking about these constructs, Centrality 1 was found to correlate with indegree scores of motivation to comply, the measure used in this study to represent interpersonal influence. Although an association was found for Centrality 1 , a relationship was not found with Centrality 2 . Centrality 2 was calculated with indegree scores and the average indegree score for all individuals within the influence network. This centrality calculation reflects the assumption that the influencing power of central individuals is suppressed as average indegree scores increase. For this reason, networks with high average indegree scores

Authors: Wolski, Stacy.
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Influence Networks 20
results). The regression results reflect these findings. The interaction between Centrality
2
and
attitude weight was not significant (t = .56, p = .58, df = 113), nor was the interaction between
Centrality
1
and attitude weight (t = -.63, p = .53, df = 113).
iv
These results fail to support the
third hypothesis, suggesting that neither basis for centrality serves as a predictor of attitude
weights (Table 4 contains these results).
---Table 3 and Table 4 ---
Discussion
The results of this study illuminate the complex relationship between structural position
and interpersonal influence. Results suggest that there is an association between Centrality
1
and
influence, but the relationship is not found with Centrality
2
or when influence is described as the
degree to which one bases their behavioral intent on their subjective norm relative to their
attitude. This discussion offers an interpretation for what the findings inform of the relationship
between centrality and interpersonal influence. Also included is a discussion of how these
findings impact current theoretical perspectives, which are relevant to influence networks within
organizational boundaries, as well as for future theoretical development.
The first pair of hypotheses specified an association between centrality and interpersonal
influence. Aligned with current thinking about these constructs, Centrality
1
was found to
correlate with indegree scores of motivation to comply, the measure used in this study to
represent interpersonal influence. Although an association was found for Centrality
1
, a
relationship was not found with Centrality
2
. Centrality
2
was calculated with indegree scores and
the average indegree score for all individuals within the influence network. This centrality
calculation reflects the assumption that the influencing power of central individuals is suppressed
as average indegree scores increase. For this reason, networks with high average indegree scores


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