ERIC Number: ED241975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-19
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Attitudes toward Women and Women in Management on Perceived Communication Competencies of Women Managers.
Berryman-Fink, Cynthia; Wheeless, Virginia Eman
A study examined the relationship among attitudes toward women in general, attitudes toward women as managers, and perceptions of the communication competencies of women managers. Subjects, 178 employees from various types of organizations, completed the Positive Regard Scale (PRS), the Women as Managers Scale (WAMS), and the Communication Competencies of Women Managers Scale (CCWMS). Principal component factor analysis revealed that attitudes toward women in general, attitudes toward women as managers, and perceptions of communication competencies of women were interrelated but separate factors. A significant gender effect was found on the WAMS and CCWMS, with female subjects reporting more positive attitudes toward women as managers as well as a greater perception of communication competence of women managers. Subjects who had worked for or with women managers indicated a more positive attitude toward women as managers than did those who had not. (Extensive tables of data are appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (Seattle, WA, February 18-21, 1984).