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

  title={Transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles: a meta-analysis comparing women and men.},
  author={A. Eagly and Mary C. Johannesen-Schmidt and Marloes L. van Engen},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={129 4},
  • A. Eagly, Mary C. Johannesen-Schmidt, Marloes L. van Engen
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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