The Impact of a Leader Model on High Dominant Women’s Self-Selection for Leadership

The Impact of a Leader Model on High Dominant Women’s Self-Selection for Leadership The present study examined how the gender of a leader model affected high dominant women’s decisions to become leaders when instructed to complete a masculine-typed task and paired with a man. One hundred ninety undergraduates at a university in the southeastern United States were paired according to Dominance scores and shown the task, which required a leader and a follower. Pairs were presented with either a female or male leader model. Independent observers recorded who became the leader. Results suggest that when high dominant women are presented with a female leader model, they are more likely to take on the leadership role in the presence of a male partner than when they are presented with a male leader model. Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Impact of a Leader Model on High Dominant Women’s Self-Selection for Leadership

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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