Transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles: a meta-analysis comparing women and men.

@article{Eagly2003TransformationalTA,
  title={Transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles: a meta-analysis comparing women and men.},
  author={Alice H. Eagly and Mary C. Johannesen-Schmidt and M. V. van Engen},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={
          569-91
        }
}
A meta-analysis of 45 studies of transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles found that female leaders were more transformational than male leaders and also engaged in more of the contingent reward behaviors that are a component of transactional leadership. Male leaders were generally more likely to manifest the other aspects of transactional leadership (active and passive management by exception) and laissez-faire leadership. Although these differences between male and… 

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