Crisis Communication:
A National Study of Leadership During the Financial Crisis
© 2009 - Ruby A. Rouse, PhD & Rich S. Schuttler, PhD
Research Questions & Hypotheses

RQ1 What leadership and communication differences, if any, exist between supervisors from various U.S. industries during the financial crisis?

H10 During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, perceptions of supervisor leadership/communication do not differ significantly by industry.

H1A: During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, perceptions of supervisor leadership/communication differ significantly by industry.

 

RQ2 What correlation, if any, exists between perceptions of the 2008-2009 financial crisis and supervisor leadership/communication?

H20: There is no significant correlation between perceptions of the 2008-2009 financial crisis and supervisorsí leadership/communication.

H2A: There is significant correlation between perceptions of the 2008-2009 financial crisis and supervisorsí leadership/communication.

 

RQ3 What correlation, if any, exists between supervisor leadership/communication and employee performance during the financial crisis of 2008-2009?

H30 During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, there is no significant correlation between supervisorsí leadership/communication and employee performance.

H3A: During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, there is significant correlation between supervisorsí leadership/communication and employee performance.


 
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