Referent Power


Definition: Referent Power is a form of power by virtue of the follower wanting to emulate the person who possesses this form of power (wanting to be be like him).
RP is one of the bases of social power as described by French and Raven.
RP is a form of personal power, being based upon a person’s personal attributes, as are also expert power and informational power.


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