ERIC Number: ED212005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluations of Out-of-Role Implicit Behavior for Male and Female Managers.
Remland, Martin; And Others
A study was conducted to examine whether androgynous individuals would view out-of-role implicit behavior by both male and female managers more positively than would either masculine or feminine individuals and whether low status behavior by the managers would be rated as being more considerate than high status behavior. Two weeks after completing a Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ), which includes masculine, feminine, and androgynous scales, 384 college students were given a case study and asked to evaluate the leadership behavior of the manager described in the situation. Based on their PAQ classification, subjects were randomly assigned to one of four different versions of the case--male/high status, male/low status, female/high status, and female/low status--and asked to complete the Leadership Rating Form, which measures the problem solving factor and the consideration factor in management. The results indicated that leadership evaluations were not affected by interactions between the manager's sex and implicit displays of status or the psychological sex of the evaluators. However, managers displaying low status were evaluated as more considerate than managers displaying high status. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (67th, Anaheim, CA, November 12-15, 1981).