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dc.contributor.authorBackert, Rachel G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:57Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:57Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07012004-121828en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33851
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the present study was to examine the perceptual processes associated with gender differences in leadership emergence recognition. Prior research has indicated that females are less likely to be identified as an emerging leader, even when they display identical leadership behaviors as that of their male counterparts. Unlike most of the previous research performed in this area which has obtained only static snapshots of leadership recognition, the present study used a nonlinear dynamic modeling technique, called cusp catastrophe theory. It was predicted that a nonlinear model would account for more variance than a linear model. Furthermore, it was also predicted that participants would be more resistant to recognizing a female as an emerging leader, as compared to a male. This effect was expected to be greater for male participants than female participants. Participants included 19 organizational members, who watched videos of either a male or female emerging as the leader of a four-person group. Participants recorded their perceptions of leadership through a dynamic measure. In accordance with cusp catastrophe theory, results were analyzed using the program GEMCAT II (General Multivariate Methodology for Estimating Catastrophe Models). Contrary to expectations, none of the predictions were supported. It is suggested that this was primarily due to methodological issues, rather than the relevance of cusp catastrophe modeling for leadership perceptions. Recommendations for future work in this area are provided.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartrbackert_thesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectleadership emergenceen_US
dc.subjectcusp catastrophe theoryen_US
dc.titleA Nonlinear Approach to Gender bias in Leadership Emergence Perceptionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFoti, Roseanne J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDonovan, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHauenstein, Neil M. A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07012004-121828en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-07-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-07-15
dc.date.adate2004-07-15en_US


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