The Perception of Leadership Competence by Female and Male Leaders

Sczesny, Sabine (2003). The Perception of Leadership Competence by Female and Male Leaders. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 34(3), pp. 133-145. Huber 10.1024//0044-3514.34.3.133

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Previous research consistently indicates that the social image of a successful manager shows a higher correlation to characteristics of a typical man than to those of a typical woman. In the present study, 177 German executives were queried regarding their perception of person- or task-oriented leadership competence in others or themselves. They showed a gender-stereotypical view of leadership competence generally ascribing task orientation more seldom to women than to executives in general, and person orientation especially to female executives. At the same time, they showed a more androgyneous view of leadership in which the importance of person- or task-oriented leadership competence did not differ for men and women. Male and female participants described themselves as similarly competent with respect to both types of leadership characteristics. In comparison to male executives, female executives emphasized the importance of person-oriented characteristics for themselves.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Sczesny, Sabine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0044-3514

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Sabine Sczesny

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2016 14:17

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 02:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1024//0044-3514.34.3.133

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Geschlechtsstereotype, Geschlechtsrollen, Führung, Karriere, Gender stereotypes, gender roles, leadership, career

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75307

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75307

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