Intuition, women managers and gendered stereotypes

Hayes, John, Allinson, Christopher W. and Armstrong, Steve (2004) Intuition, women managers and gendered stereotypes. Personnel Review, 33 (4). pp. 403-417. ISSN 0048-3486

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Gender-centred perspectives of women managers and women in general characterise
them as being more intuitive than male managers and men in general. Evidence for gender
differences in cognitive style was sought by administering the Cognitive Style Index, a measure of
intuition analysis, to three UK samples of managers and three UK samples of non-managers.
Results indicate that there is no difference between female and male managers in terms of intuitive
orientation, that female non-managers are more analytical (less intuitive) than male
non-managers and more analytical than female managers. This lack of support for stereotypic
characterisation of women managers and women in general as being more intuitive than their
male equivalents is discussed within the context of structural and gendered cultural perspectives on
behaviour in organisations

Keywords:Women, Management styles, Intuition, Cognition, Gender stereotypes
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:26664
Deposited On:10 Mar 2017 10:38

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