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Article Number - 2846C4663211


Vol.9(3), pp. 28-34 , March 2017
DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS2015.0415
ISSN: 2141-6656



Full Length Research Paper

Women’s role and their styles of leadership



Mekasha Kassaye Gobaw
  • Mekasha Kassaye Gobaw
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 20 May 2015  Accepted: 25 November 2015  Published: 31 March 2017

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This research had three objectives: determining the level of participation of women in the academic leadership of Addis Ababa University (AAU), specifying the types of leadership styles women leaders demonstrate, and tracing the factors that led to those styles. Two key research instruments were used: questionnaires and interview. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using the instruments. Means were used in the analysis of the collected data. Findings indicate the participation level of women in AAU’s leadership is low. As regards the key leadership styles, top-level leaders tend to have more of the characteristic types of transformational leadership. The  middle level leaders tend to have characteristics  from both the contingent type of leadership style and the transformational leadership style.  The middle-level leaders tend to have characteristics of leadership that largely fall towards the bottom line of the Full Range of Leadership Model. They also possess some aspects of the Transformational Leadership. The enhancement of policy and service provisions is recommended to improve the   role and leadership skills of women.

Key words: Role, leadership, style, model, women.

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APA Gobaw, M. K. (2017). Women’s role and their styles of leadership. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 9(3), 28-34.
Chicago Mekasha Kassaye Gobaw. "Women’s role and their styles of leadership." International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies 9, no. 3 (2017): 28-34.
MLA Mekasha Kassaye Gobaw. "Women’s role and their styles of leadership." International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies 9.3 (2017): 28-34.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJEAPS2015.0415
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJEAPS/article-abstract/2846C4663211

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