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Perceptions towards female leadership in Malaysia

Mohammad Hassan Hilal , Huda (2014) Perceptions towards female leadership in Malaysia. In: International Academic Conference on Social Sciences 2015, 15th-17th Oct. 2014, Osaka, Japan. (Unpublished)

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Despite a growing number of research focused on the leadership of professional working groups with male leaders, in contrast, research on women leadership has received little attention. This study investigates the perceptions of employees toward women leadership. The study assess the leadership attribute (affection, efficiency or collaboration) that is highly associated with women leadership and to compare the different perceptions between males and females regarding female leadership. Data were collected from 1530 (n = 1530) government, private and semi-government institutions. The results revealed that (1) efficiency was rated as the most common attribute associated with female leadership followed by collaboration and affection, (2) female employees had a significantly higher level of positive perception towards female leadership as compared to male employees and (3) the gender of the immediate superior significantly related to the employees’ positive perception toward female leadership. The implications of the findings for research and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 6546/42823
Uncontrolled Keywords: Female leadership, affection, perception, efficiency, collaboration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr huda mohammad hassan hilal
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 11:40
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 17:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42823

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