ERIC Number: ED209609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Follower Attributional Biases and Assessments of Female and Male Leaders' Performance.
Adams, Jerome; And Others
Attitudes toward the role of women in the army do not introduce a consistent and strong bias into the way male and female leaders are judged by their subordinates. Male and female cadets at the U.S. Military Academy completed questionnaires describing their unit leaders at two training activities. Results showed that egalitarian followers and traditional followers did not make different attributional or evaluative judgments regarding male and female leaders. However, in the evaluation of leader success, some patterns suggested gender-based bias. The absence of consistent gender-based bias suggests that the West Point environment is generally healthy with regard to the issue of sexism. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Military Academy (West Point) NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).