Emerald Article: Gender role, decision style and leadership style Daewoo Park
To cite this document: Daewoo Park, (1996),"Gender role, decision style and leadership style", Women In Management Review, Vol. 11 Iss: 8 pp. 13 - 17
Permanent link to this document:
Downloaded on: 02-10-2012
References: This document contains references to 38 other documents Citations: This document has been cited by 6 other documents To copy this document: firstname.lastname@example.org
This document has been downloaded 4289 times since 2005. *
Users who downloaded this Article also downloaded: *
Tope Adeyemi-Bello, (2001),"The impact of leadership style on organizational growth", Work Study, Vol. 50 Iss: 4 pp. 150 - 154 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00438020110391882
Steven H. Appelbaum, Lynda Audet, Joanne C. Miller, (2003),"Gender and leadership? Leadership and gender? A journey through the landscape of theories", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 24 Iss: 1 pp. 43 - 51 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01437730310457320
Hui-Chun Yu, Peter Miller, (2005),"Leadership style: The X Generation and Baby Boomers compared in different cultural contexts", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 26 Iss: 1 pp. 35 - 50 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01437730510575570
Access to this document was granted through an Emerald subscription provided by ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND For Authors:
If you would like to write for this, or any other Emerald publication, then please use our Emerald for Authors service. Information about how to choose which publication to write for and submission guidelines are available for all. Please visit www.emeraldinsight.com/authors for more information.
About Emerald www.emeraldinsight.com
With over forty years' experience, Emerald Group Publishing is a leading independent publisher of global research with impact in business, society, public policy and education. In total, Emerald publishes over 275 journals and more than 130 book series, as well as an extensive range of online products and services. Emerald is both COUNTER 3 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.
*Related content and download information correct at time of download.
In their 1987 review of the ﬁeld of organizational behaviour, House and Singh put much emphasis on the importance of leadership and decision making in organizational study. Heller and Janis also emphasized
an integration between two normally disparate topics in our attempts to understand micro- and macro-organizational issues.
Other researchers have continued their
attempts to explain better the nature of leadership and/or decision making as well as their relationships with other factors. Studies on
the relationship between gender role and
leadership style, or between decision style and
leadership style have reﬂected this trend.
Leader behaviour (i.e. leadership style) is
often conceptualized as consisting of two
independent dimensions: initiating structure
and consideration[14,15]; task behaviour and
relationship behaviour; concern for production and concern for people. According to Hersey and Blanchard, two dimensions of leader behaviour are deﬁned as follows: task dimension includes goal setting, organizing, setting time lines, directing and
controlling. By contrast, the relationship
dimension includes giving support, communicating, facilitating interactions, active listening and providing feedback. In recent years, gender role (i.e. sex-role
identity) has been studied by many
researchers[6,18-20]. According to Bem,
the two dimensions of gender role are deﬁned
as follows. Masculinity includes being aggressive, independent, objective, logical, rational, analytical and...