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Sex Differences in Leadership: Leadership Styles and Subordinate Satisfaction

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 May 1990


In order to test some major hypotheses on leadership styles of women managers, empirical research was conducted among subordinates with male and female supervisors in Greek firms. Analysis of results showed that neither leadership styles nor subordinates′ satisfaction differed between employees with male and female managers. The conclusions to be drawn from this analysis are that gender should not influence hiring, promotion and delegation decisions, and that women managers should be encouraged to express certain innate qualities which could contribute to the improved co‐operation and team spirit within organisations.



Bourantas, D. and Papalexandris, N. (1990), "Sex Differences in Leadership: Leadership Styles and Subordinate Satisfaction", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 5 No. 5, pp. 7-10.




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