Gender Differences and Leadership Styles in a Non Secular Setting
Judith Corbett Carter
DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2012.11001   PDF    HTML     6,156 Downloads   11,687 Views   Citations


Women are increasingly taking on the role of religious leaders despite some institutional barriers. Do ef- fective female clergy lead differently than effective male clergy? The focus of this study was to examine gender differences in the context of non secular leadership. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) styles and NEO-Five Factor Inventory (FFI) was used to measure leadership and personal charac- teristics of female and male pastors. Limited findings indicate that female pastors were higher in Open- ness and Charisma than male pastors.

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Carter, J. (2012). Gender Differences and Leadership Styles in a Non Secular Setting. Open Journal of Leadership, 1, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojl.2012.11001.

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