Gender congruity and social processes of leadership: is gender balance important?

Parry, Ken W., Fischer, Ronald and Hanson, Darren 2015, Gender congruity and social processes of leadership: is gender balance important?, International leadership journal, vol. 7, no. 2, Summer, pp. 3-45.

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Title Gender congruity and social processes of leadership: is gender balance important?
Author(s) Parry, Ken W.ORCID iD for Parry, Ken W.
Fischer, Ronald
Hanson, Darren
Journal name International leadership journal
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Season Summer
Start page 3
End page 45
Total pages 43
Publisher Thomas Edison State University
Place of publication Trenton, N.J.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1944-7426
Keyword(s) gender balance
gender congruity
Summary This article presents the results of a study investigating the effects of gender balance on leadership processes at a workgroup and industry level. Leadership is conceptualized as a social process occurring between individuals, rather than as the behavior or attribute of a single individual. Transformational leadership processes were found less often in male-dominated industries. Furthermore, gender congruity effects were found, showing that gender balance between work teams and industries affects leadership processes between individuals. Leadership processes were reported most often in female-dominated work teams within female-dominated industries, but least often in female-dominated work teams within male-dominated industries. The implications for both leadership and gender research are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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