Educational Administration, Department of

 

Date of this Version

1-2005

Document Type

Article

Citation

Journal o/Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 3, No. 1-January 2005 ISSN: 1541-6224

Comments

©2003 Pro>Active Publications

Abstract

This analysis of literature explores gender differences in leadership style. As greater numbers of women enter the ranks of leadership and more research is conducted, contradictory findings emerged. Using the qualitative software program NVivo version 1.2, 36 pieces of qualitative, quantitative, and popular culture literature were summarized, coded, and the coded information analyzed. The analysis revealed that (a) the characteristics of the rater have significant impact on the findings, (b) the research instrument and methodology used effect the findings, and (c) there are many varying and often contradictory explanations for gender differences in leadership.

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