This research examined attitudes towards female leadership among employees working in the North Gondar zone of Debark applying an Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Design and Using a stratified random sampling technique, a total of 234 employees in debark were taken. WAMS (women as a managerial scale) is used for data collection. Accordingly, data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. The one-sample t-test shows that there is a statistically significant mean difference (t (233) =24.87, p 0.05) between the sample mean score and the hypothesized mean score of the instrument, and the result shows that most of the respondents have a positive attitude towards females in leadership. An independent sample t-test also indicated that there is a significant mean difference in the level of attitude towards women's leadership (t (232) = 3.16, p <0.05) between male and female respondents. However, the one-way ANOVA result indicated that there is no statistically significant mean difference in the level of attitude towards women's leadership (F = 0.94, df (4,230), p>0.05) among respondents of the study across age groups. One-way ANOVA also revealed that the level of attitudes towards women's leadership (F = 3.33, df (3,231), p 0.05) was found to be significant across the marital status of respondents. One-way ANOVA result also indicated that there is a significant mean difference in the level of attitudes towards women's leadership (F =3.05 df (4,230), P < 0.05) among respondents across educational status. The major problems that influence the attitudes of employees towards female leadership are social, psychological, and cultural in the study area.
Keywords: Attitude, Employees, Leadership, Female Managers