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Stand Out: Women Leadership Behaviours and Organisational Performance

R. K. Dickson

1Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nigeria Delta University.

For correspondence:-     Email: rachel1974edu@gmail.com

Received: 18 Feb. 2019        Accepted: 23 June. 2019        Published: 30 June 2019

Citation: Dickson RK. Stand Out: Women Leadership Behaviours and Organisational Performance. Account Tax Rev 2019; 3(2):13-21 doi:

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Abstract

This paper examines women leadership behavior and organizational performance. It determines how women managerscould stand out in the midst of challenges. The survey research design was adopted in this study. The population of the study comprised all commercial bank executives and top managers in Bayelsa State. The total number of the population was 95 executive officers selected from 17 commercial banks. Since the population was not too large, all the executive officers were adopted as the sample size. A structured questionnaire was designed to elicit data. Validity was ensured through expert opinion and reliability was measured through the Cronbach’s alpha technique with a reliability of 86% which was appropriate. Both primary and secondary data were used in this study. The spearman rank correlation coefficient was used as the data analysis technique and the SPSS computer-based method was used to test the hypotheses. The findings of women leadership behaviours such as participative decision making, expectation/reward and controlare significantly related to organizational performance. It was also indicated in the bar chart on the application of leadership behavior, the study revealed that men in leadership prefer total control and sometimes taking corrective measures while women prefer applying role modeling and reward. Thus, this paper concluded that leaders who are transformational oriented irrespective of the gender could better survive in a turbulent environment than leaders who apply transactional leadership style. Therefore, it was recommended that women should be encouraged to advance their career and professional endeavors to the highest echelon of the organization.

Keywords: women leadership behavior, organizational performance, role model, participative decision making, expectation and reward


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