Gender Typing in Management: Evaluation of Managerial Subroles for Sport

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Advancing Women in Leadership Journal


This research examined the gender typing of managerial subroles for entry, middle and senior-level positions to evaluate if gender typing serves as a barrier to women's advancement into senior level positions. Interscholastic athletic directors and managers in the sport industry (n = 167) evaluated the importance of 19 managerial subroles for entry, middle, and senior level managers. Results indicate feminine managerial subroles were more important for entry and middle level managers than masculine managerial subroles (p < .05). There was no significant difference between masculine and feminine subroles in senior level manager positions. Feminine subroles may be more important than masculine subroles for entry and middle level positions while both feminine and masculine subroles are important for senior level managers.


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