The influence of career roles and context on the relation between sex and performance of leaders

Groen, Bianca (2009) The influence of career roles and context on the relation between sex and performance of leaders.

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Abstract:This study investigates the relation between sex and performance of leaders. A mediating role of career roles and a moderator role of the percentage of men in the branch in which a leader works in this relation are hypothesized. Performance is subdivided in task, contextual and adaptive performance. The career roles that are studied are the role of director, guide, maker, inspirator, expert, and professional. A self-report questionnaire was completed by 403 highly educated leaders that are employed in different branches and job categories. The results of this study show a small difference between men and women in task and contextual performance in favor of women, which disappears when the career roles are added to the regression analysis. Next to that, the relation between sex and adaptive performance is slightly, but significantly stronger in favor of men in branches that are dominated by men. Implications of these findings for management selection and development practices, and possibilities and advantages of using the career role model as a selection or development instrument are discussed. Next to that, limitations of this study are shown and recommendations for organizations and researchers are made.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
GITP international
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60532
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