Attitude towards Women in Managerial Positions: A study among Undergraduate Students of the University of Ghana ( Vol-2,Issue-5,September - October 2017 )
Author: Prince Addai, Isaac Nti Ofori, Rona Bioh, John Avor
Keyword: attitude; integrity; management; women; perception; gender; religion.
Abstract: Men cannot solely manage all the activities of our institutions; women also play tremendous role in management. However, some people have negative attitude towards women in management positions. The present study examined how gender differences influence attitude towards women in managerial positions. The study also examined whether attitude towards women in managerial positions is determined by the perceived integrity of the women. A total of two hundred (200) undergraduate students of the University of Ghana were selected using convenience sampling to complete the Perception of Integrity Scale and Leadership Scale Inventory. Data was analysed using the independent t-test and the Pearson r. Results revealed that females had significantly positive attitude towards women in management than males. Christians had significantly positive attitude towards women in management than Muslims. There was a significantly positive relationship between perception of integrity of women in management and attitude towards women in management. The implication of the study is that perceived attitude towards women is influenced by the integrity of the women.
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