Gender, managerial level, transformational leadership and work satisfaction

Gender, managerial level, transformational leadership and work satisfaction This paper explores how gender and organizational level interact to influence ratings of leadership and work satisfaction, and argues that transformational leadership permits women to simultaneously carry out leadership and gender roles. Findings of a study of the management team of a large US social services agency confirmed predicted similarities in male and female managers’ transformational leadership and work satisfaction. Top managers of both sexes saw themselves as more transformational leaders, while their raters perceived them as less transformational than average for the sample. Those who were younger and at lower managerial levels were more likely to underrate themselves as leaders, while their raters viewed them as higher than average in transformational leadership. The results are discussed in terms of how organizational status, experiences and feedback processes influence individuals’ leadership perceptions and the potential obstacles to women’s accurate assessment of their leadership abilities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

Gender, managerial level, transformational leadership and work satisfaction

Women In Management Review, Volume 17 (5): 10 – Aug 1, 2002

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0964-9425
DOI
10.1108/09649420210433166
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Abstract

This paper explores how gender and organizational level interact to influence ratings of leadership and work satisfaction, and argues that transformational leadership permits women to simultaneously carry out leadership and gender roles. Findings of a study of the management team of a large US social services agency confirmed predicted similarities in male and female managers’ transformational leadership and work satisfaction. Top managers of both sexes saw themselves as more transformational leaders, while their raters perceived them as less transformational than average for the sample. Those who were younger and at lower managerial levels were more likely to underrate themselves as leaders, while their raters viewed them as higher than average in transformational leadership. The results are discussed in terms of how organizational status, experiences and feedback processes influence individuals’ leadership perceptions and the potential obstacles to women’s accurate assessment of their leadership abilities.

Journal

Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2002

Keywords: Gender; Leadership; Job satisfaction; Management structure; Individual behaviour

References

  • Shifting standards and the evaluation of competence: complexity in gender‐based judgment and decision making
    Biernat, M.; Fuegen, K.
  • Gender differences in transformational leadership: an examination of superior, leader, and subordinate perspectives
    Carless, S.A.
  • The leadership styles of men and women
    Eagly, A.H.; Johannesen‐Schmidt, M.
  • Employee satisfaction in work groups with different gender composition
    Fields, D.L.; Blum, T.C.
  • Gender‐related stereotypes of transformational and transactional leadership
    Maher, K.J.
  • Gender differences in job satisfaction
    Mason, S.E.
  • Do managers see themselves as others see them? Implications of self‐other rating agreement for human resource management
    Yammarino, F.J.; Atwater, L.E.
  • Making leadership work more effectively for women
    Yoder, J.D.

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