ERIC Number: EJ1137135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
A Survey of Gender-Related Motivation Studies: Subordinate Status, Roles, and Stereotyping
Kalkowski, Kay Lynn; Fritz, Susan M.
Journal of Leadership Education, v3 n2 p19-34 Fall 2004
Since the days when women first began entering the work force scholars have studied perceived gender differences related to motivation in organizational settings. This paper first presents a brief overview of motivation theory and then examines the literature tracing gender related motivation-to-manage as it evolves through the 1950s and 1960s to the present. Studies have produced conflicting results with some finding that men have more motivation-to-manage than women and other studies finding the opposite. Such differences appear to be small and closely related to subordinate status and role stereotyping.
Descriptors: Females, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Motivation, Theories, History, Males, Power Structure, Literature Reviews, Feminism, Social Influences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Employed Women
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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