ERIC Number: EJ997177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Women's Sport Leadership Styles as the Result of Interaction between Feminine and Masculine Approaches
Brown, Sue; Light, Richard L.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v3 n3 p185-198 2012
There is a growing body of research focusing on women in the business sector using a transformational model of leadership that identifies the ways in which they lead yet little is known about the style of leadership women practise in sport. In attempting to redress this oversight in the literature, this article draws on data from a larger study to identify how women practise leadership within a sporting context. It identifies the leadership styles of women working at the community (club and regional) and elite (state and national) sectors of the Australian sport system in the state of Victoria as being feminine but which appropriate aspects of masculine styles. It also suggests that the women's early experiences of growing up played a significant part in shaping their leadership styles.
Descriptors: Females, Leadership Styles, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Business, Athletics, Clubs, Femininity, Masculinity, Sex Fairness, Cooperation, Trust (Psychology), Caring, Interpersonal Relationship, Decision Making
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia