Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Robson, Victoria E. URN etd-04232003-103507 Title Leadership Emergence: Do Males Always Dominate? Degree Master of Science Department Psychology Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Foti, Roseanne J. Committee Chair Donovan, John J. Committee Member Hauenstein, Neil M. A. Committee Member Keywords
- Leadership Emergence
Date of Defense 2003-04-04 Availability restricted AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to investigate leadership emergence in mixed sex groups. Prior research has demonstrated that females have difficulty emerging as leaders in mixed sex groups. Thirty mix sex groups (two males, one female, and one female confederate) were asked to participate in a small group activity and then completed a series of scales to assess leadership emergence and inferred leadership traits. It was found that a female confederate exhibiting behaviors consistent with females high in intelligence, dominance, and self-efficacy emerged as the leader more frequently than males low in either one or two of those same three traits. In addition, the female confederate was seen as possessing more leadership traits than males low in either one or two of those traits. Implications for these results are discussed. Files
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