¿Diferencias sexuales en los estilos de dirección en la administración pública?

  1. Sánchez Santa Bárbara, Emilio
  2. González González, José María
Revista de psicología del trabajo y de las organizaciones = Journal of work and organizational psychology

ISSN: 1576-5962

Year of publication: 1998

Volume: 14

Issue: 2

Pages: 141-154

Type: Article

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This paper reviews Hersey and Blanchard's Situational Leadership Theory (1982). Then,LEAD-Self, a questionnaire by these authors, is administered to 43 managers of the Public Administration in order to get their management styles and effectiveness. Results show the existence of a very homogeneous style, the most relevant features of which being theassumption of control to a great extent, allowing sometimes a greater participation of subor-dinates, and the lack of significant gender differences in their preferred styles and effective-ness. Results also suggest the need to train managers.

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