Title

Is Perception of Leader Effectiveness Influenced by Gender and the Role Congruity Theory?

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

While traditional gender roles have begun to lose their emphasis within the workplace, women are still viewed as less effective leaders than men. This between group study extending past research (Rosette and Tost, 2010) presented a sample of university students, 12 men and 28 women (M = 20.7 years, SD = 4.39), with either a male or female prospective CEO candidate description to measure perception of effectiveness. In support of the researcher’s hypothesis, the female candidate was perceived to be less effective than the male candidate. These results indicate further need of gender equality within the workplace.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Is Perception of Leader Effectiveness Influenced by Gender and the Role Congruity Theory?

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

While traditional gender roles have begun to lose their emphasis within the workplace, women are still viewed as less effective leaders than men. This between group study extending past research (Rosette and Tost, 2010) presented a sample of university students, 12 men and 28 women (M = 20.7 years, SD = 4.39), with either a male or female prospective CEO candidate description to measure perception of effectiveness. In support of the researcher’s hypothesis, the female candidate was perceived to be less effective than the male candidate. These results indicate further need of gender equality within the workplace.