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ERIC Number: ED540882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 93
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2673-8075-3
Barriers to Women in Roles of Leadership in Higher Education: An Examination of Leadership Texts
Lewis, Heather Hall
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, George Fox University
This content analysis study identifies ten leadership books currently in use in college leadership courses and explores the issues of gender bias as well as masculine and feminine leadership styles throughout the selected texts. An objective of this research was to gain understanding of the unique ways women approach leadership and to determine if modern leadership texts recognize feminine styles of leadership. The literature review for the study examines the current research on why women progress to roles of leadership in colleges and universities in smaller numbers than men. The findings of the study provide a detailed description of the gender bias that exists within the ten included leadership books. It further explores masculine and feminine styles of leadership included in the selected books. The conclusion of this content analysis allows the reader to determine the degree to which gender bias exists within current leadership texts, which may be one reason why men still far outnumber women in roles of leadership in higher education. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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