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ERIC Number: ED353619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Effects of Gender and Communication Content on Leadership Emergence in Small Task-Oriented Groups.
Hawkins, Katherine W.
A study examined the role played by gender and communication content in the leadership emergence process in small, task-oriented groups. Six hours of transcribed group interaction from a sample of the group deliberations of 6 mixed-sex groups of college students (n=27) engaged in a 4-month-long decision-making project served as the database for the analysis. A simple regression analysis identified task-relevant communication as being the sole significant predictor of emerged leadership. Production of task-relevant communication explained over 48% of the variance in emerged leadership. Subsequent analysis revealed that no significant gender differences existed in the production of task-relevant communication. Implications of this research, as well as a discussion of future directions for research, are presented. (One table of data is included; 21 references are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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