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Table 5 The result mapped on French and Raven’s bases of power

From: Factors influencing effectiveness in postgraduate medical education – a qualitative study of experiences of the responsible clinical consultants

Type of power Present in the study Not present in the study
Legitimate power: comes from the position and job responsibilities a person holds X X
Coercive power: associated with people who are in a position to punish others   X
Reward power: based upon a person’s ability to bestow rewards   X
Expert power; comes from a person’s expertise X  
Referent power: based on perceptions that the person is liked and respected X