TH-P02-051 - A study on the role of Gender in leadership styles and understanding the effect of leadership styles on the Intrinsic Motivation of Subordinates

Track:
Leadership and followership
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Leadership and management
Leadership and followership
TH-P02-051
A study on the role of Gender in leadership styles and understanding the effect of leadership styles on the Intrinsic Motivation of Subordinates
A. preet 1, P. Moharkonda 1,*
1Psychology, Sunway University, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
 
Content: In today's world identifying and developing leaders are the main concern in many industries. Though in most organisations we see the leadership is skewed to one gender, still there are leaders from both the genders in many organisations. The aim of this study was to understand whether there is difference in leadership styles among females and males based on democratic, autocratic and laissez-faire leadership styles. Leaders are directly linked with interpersonal relationship skill, decision-making skills, planning skills and so on. This study also aimed to investigate the relationship between leadership style and instrinsic moivation of subordinates. A survey method with purposive random sampling was executed. The Leadership Styles Questionnaire was distributed to 40 supervisors and the Post-Experimental Intrinsic Motivation Inventory Questionnaire was distributed to 120 subordinates who both worked in an Accouting department or an Accounting firm. For leadership and gender, results indicated that female supervisors adopted more a democratic style whereas male Supervisors were not significantly different in their leadership styles. The results related to leadership styles and intrinsic motivation, indicated that both democratic and laissez-faire leadership styles were positively related to intrinsic motivation and autocratic leadership style was not related to intrinsic motivation. Thus, the study shows that the females occupying leadership position does not opt for democratic style rather than autocratic or laissez-faire, and also are successful in motivating their subordinates intrinsically through their democratic leadersip style. Male supervisor doesn't fit themselves significantly to any on type of leadershup style and usually adapt style suitable for the situation.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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