Title

Gender Orientation and Emergent Leader Behavior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-1992

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Two studies compared the effects of masculinity and femininity on rater and ratee evaluations of emergent leader behavior in mixed- and same-sex groups. Data were collected in two consensus-seeking studies using the same procedures, only the gender composition of the task groups was changed. The first study was composed of 39 female and 21 male students in 15 mixed-sex groups, and the second study included 96 female students in 22 same-sex groups. Masculinity and femininity were measured with the Bem Sex Role Inventory [L. Bem, (1974) "The Measurement of Psychology Androgyny," Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 42 pp. 155-162]. Contrary to research and theory, masculinity was not associated with peer-rated leadership, yet femininity was correlated with two measures of self-rated leadership.

Publication Title

Sex Roles

Volume

27

Issue

7-8

First Page

391

Last Page

400