ERIC Number: ED233278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Sex, Sex Role Identity, Leadership Style and Job Satisfaction.
Crouch, Joyce G.; Powell, Mary L.
Managerial behavior is often conceptualized as consisting of two independent dimensions, i.e., task behavior and relationship behavior, concern for production and concern for people, and initiating structure and consideration. To examine the relationship between subordinates' sex, subordinates' sex role identity, subordinates' perception of supervisor's leadership style, supervisors' sex role identities, supervisors' perceptions of their own leadership styles, and subordinates' satisfaction; and also to determine predictors of subordinates' job satisfaction, male supervisors (N=9) in a university housekeeping unit and subordinate workers (17 females and 25 males) completed measures assessing sex role orientation, perceptions of supervisors, leadership style, and job satisfaction. Results of statistical analyses include: (1) supervisors' assessments of their leadership styles were related to five measures of subordinates' job satisfaction (i.e., work, pay, supervision, co-workers and job in general); (2) supervisors' sex role identification was related to subordinates' sex role identification and job satisfaction; (3) a perceived leadership style of consideration predicated six measures of job satisfaction (i.e, work, pay, opportunities for promotion, supervision, co-workers, and job in general). Because of the small sample and because data were obtained from a single job category, findings in this study, which have not been previously reported, should be interpreted with caution. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, March 23-26, 1983).