Workgroup Gender Diversityand Charismatic Leadership: Asymmetric Effects Among Men and Women

32 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2007

Date Written: April 10, 2005

Abstract

A laboratory study was conducted to examine how gender team diversity influences men and women's charismatic relationships with an elected group leader. We examined individuals' charismatic relationships with their leaders when working in groups varying in gender composition. Results supported the argument that gender diversity provides a context that facilitates the emergence of charismatic leadership. Furthermore, the effect of gender diversity on charismatic relationships is asymmetric, being more marked in the case of men than that of women. Our results question the similarity-attraction hypothesis and contribute to the incipient follower-centric approach to leadership.

Keywords: gender diversity, charismatic leadership, gender, followership and group composition

Suggested Citation

Mayo, Margarita and Pastor, Juan Carlos, Workgroup Gender Diversityand Charismatic Leadership: Asymmetric Effects Among Men and Women (April 10, 2005). Instituto de Empresa Business School Working Paper No. WP05-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1016358 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1016358

Margarita Mayo (Contact Author)

Fundación Instituto de Empresa, S.L. ( email )

Mª Molina, 12 - 5º
Madrid, 28006
Spain
915689741 (Phone)

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