Leader Emergence And Gender Roles in All-Female Groups

  title={Leader Emergence And Gender Roles in All-Female Groups},
  author={Amy Beth Gershenoff and Roseanne J. Foti},
  journal={Small Group Research},
  pages={170 - 196}
Research suggests that gender role, rather than sex, is associated with the perception of individuals as leaders. This study tests the effect of gender role and intelligence on leadership emergence by using a pattern approach and manipulating task type. Two hundred female undergraduate participants, categorized by their pattern of masculinity, femininity, and intelligence, were placed in groups of 4 members. Groups were randomly assigned to an initiating-structure or consensus-building task… 

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