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Power differs from influence in that it is


Question

Power differs from influence in that it is

Options

A) persuasive while influence is directive

B) coercive while influence is harmful

C) coercive while influence is persuasive

D) arrogant while influence is corruptive


The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

Power differs from influence in that it is coercive while influence is persuasive.
G. A. I. Ofoegbu (1999) defined power as the ability of a person or a group of persons to enforce his or their decisions on other people by use of sanctions, punishment or penalties against disobedience. On the other hand, through persuasion and conviction an individual could be made to accept and to obey the views of other persons.

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  • Power differs from influence in that it is coercive while influence is persuasive.
    G. A. I. Ofoegbu (1999) defined power as the ability of a person or a group of persons to enforce his or their decisions on other people by use of sanctions, punishment or penalties against disobedience. On the other hand, through persuasion and conviction an individual could be made to accept and to obey the views of other persons.

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