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Supervisor gender, leadership style, and perceived job design

Sean Valentine (Sean Valentine is an Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA.)
Lynn Godkin (Lynn Godkin is Professor of Management, College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA.)

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Article publication date: 1 May 2000

Abstract

Using a national sample of 7,733 young working adults, the relationship between supervisor gender and perceived job design was explored. Results indicated that a supervisor’s gender did indeed influence subordinates’ perceptions of their job, and the differences were attributed to the different leadership styles men and women frequently use in the workplace. Overall, subordinates who had female supervisors perceived greater interpersonal aspects in their jobs, while subordinates who had male supervisors perceived greater structure in their jobs.

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Valentine, S. and Godkin, L. (2000), "Supervisor gender, leadership style, and perceived job design", Women in Management Review, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 117-129. https://doi.org/10.1108/09649420010325744

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