2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Keywords

Leadership; Sex role;

Abstract

Women are underrepresented in leadership roles in organizations. This study examined student perceptions of autocratic and participative leadership tasks. There were no differences between men and women in the perceived desirability of these tasks or in their perceived ability to perform them. The results suggest that women aren’t self-selecting out of leadership due to tasks associated with the role.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Adam Butler

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

File Format

application/pdf

Included in

Psychology Commons

Share

COinS
 
Apr 17th, 12:00 PM Apr 17th, 4:00 PM

Gender and Perceptions of Leadership Tasks

Women are underrepresented in leadership roles in organizations. This study examined student perceptions of autocratic and participative leadership tasks. There were no differences between men and women in the perceived desirability of these tasks or in their perceived ability to perform them. The results suggest that women aren’t self-selecting out of leadership due to tasks associated with the role.