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Are Leadership Styles in STEMM Gendered?


Nash, M and Moore, R, Are Leadership Styles in STEMM Gendered?, AWIS Magazine, Association for Women in Science, United States, 49, 3 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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For the last 25 years, leadership scholars and commentators have argued that there is a difference between the ‘typical’ leadership styles of men and women (e.g. Vinkenburg, Eagly, & Johannesen-Schmidt, 2011). There is also a popular perception that differences in leadership style make one gender more suitable than the other for particular leadership roles. For example, male leadership is regularly characterised as "command and control", whereas female leadership is deemed "facilitative and collaborative" (Sanchez-Hucles & Davis, 2010, p. 173). Consequently, women are often characterised as being more emotionally intelligent and aware in team work scenarios, whereas men are perceived to be more effective in situations requiring authority (Eagly, 2007).

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:women in STEMM, leadership styles, gender bias, leadership development
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
UTAS Author:Moore, R (Dr Robyn Moore)
ID Code:128867
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-10-19
Last Modified:2018-10-19

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