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Leader-Gender Stereotypes in Female Congenial Workplaces

OPUS: HR Journal

Volume 7 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Dhvani Patel | Author(s) Affiliation: Asst Prof, Dept of Psychology, The Maharaja Sayajirao Univ. of Baroda, Baroda, Gujarat, India
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Abstract

The present study is an attempt to study the attribution patterns of employees toward descriptions of leaders in a female congenial workplace. 100 preschool teachers employed at various playschools located in Vadodara city served as sample for the study. The sample respondents completed a questionnaire that comprised of preliminary information and the Indian Gender Role Identity Scale (IGRIS) by Basu (2010). The data thus generated was subjected to ascending means to find out the frequency with which adjectives were chosen from the Scale. The results revealed that a leader in a female congenial workplace is largely described with masculine adjectives and lesser with feminine adjectives.

Keywords: Stereotypes, Gender Congenial Workplaces, Female Leaders, Leader Stereotypes

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