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Gender and the effectiveness of leadership training: Results from a field experiment

An, Seung-Ho and Meier, Kenneth J. 2021. Gender and the effectiveness of leadership training: Results from a field experiment. Review of Public Personnel Administration 41 (4) , pp. 747-770. 10.1177/0734371X20932989

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Abstract

This study examines gender differences in leadership behaviors and whether leadership training would have different effects on leadership behaviors by gender. Using data from several hundred managers of welfare and financial agencies in Denmark, we first investigate whether leadership behaviors differ between female and male leaders. After that, we conducted a year-long field experiment with managers to examine how female and male leaders respond to leadership training interventions. In general, female managers improve more from leadership training even though leadership scores for female leaders were higher before training.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0734-371X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 November 2020
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2021 17:16
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/136560

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