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A quantitative study of perceptions of female Air Force leaders
by Stone, Melissa Anne, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2008, 133; 3345045
Abstract (Summary)

Multiple studies in U.S. and international business, educational, and limited military contexts have documented gender stereotyping by males in viewing females as less effective leaders. This study examined leadership perceptions of Active Duty Air Force males and females at an Air Force base in the Southwest U.S. The Schein Descriptive Index and demographic questionnaires were completed by 169 Air Force members. Results indicated both males and females found similarities between men and successful leaders and women and successful leaders, indicating lack of support for gender stereotyping. Understanding the issues of women in military leadership offers a mechanism for understanding the issues of the broader population of women in leadership and ultimately on male and female interactions throughout American society.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Held, James
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 70/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Management, Public administration, Military studies
Keywords: Air Force, Gender and leadership, Gender and military, Leadership, Leadership perceptions, Military leadership, Schein Descriptive Index, Women leaders
Publication Number: 3345045
ISBN: 978-0-549-99838-9
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