Government/Public Sector Managers/Executives/Administrators
To determine if there is a relationship between gender differentiated values
and corresponding leadership behaviors of local managers of a large government agency.
Two regions of a government agency were selected as the sample.
Each manager (N=80; 89% response rate) completed the Leadership Practices Inventory
and requested completion of the LPI-Observer by as many as three of his/her director
reports (N=128; 74% response rate). With 23 female managers and 45 female constituents
responding, the manager/direct report gender dyads were as follows: Female/Female (14),
Female/Male (27), Male/Female (31) and Male/Male (56). Work related values were
assessed using the Vales Survey Module 94 formulae (Hofstede, 1994). A random sample
of ten percent of the managers were interviewed following completion of the survey data.
No differences were found on the LPI between male and female managers. ANOVA revealed no significant differences on the LPI across the four possible genderbased dyads of managers and direct reports. A weak relationship was found between gender and work-related values.