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Effect of Leadership Style on Work Performance of Female Undergraduate Students

Iqbal, Syeda Farha (2002) Effect of Leadership Style on Work Performance of Female Undergraduate Students. PhD thesis, University of Peshawar, Peshawar .

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The present study was designed to explore the effects of Leadership styles on the work performance of undergraduate students. There were 174 subjects which were divided into two sets of samples. The sample-I (N=150) and sample-II (N=24) were of the female undergraduates. Each sample was divided into three groups who worked under three leadership styles, viz. democratic, authoritarian, and laissez-faire. The leadership styles were manipulated by a female (confederate) leader. Three judges were used to assess the quality and quantity of the work performance on nine point scale. It was found that work performance in terms of quantity and quality under democratic leadership style was significantly more than the authoritarian and laissez-faire leadership styles. The differences in dominance and sociability personality characteristics were also examined by the Urdu translation (Ahmed, 1985) of California Psychological Inventory (Gough, 1957) and it was found that the subjects with high score on the Dominance Scale (Do) showed significantly lesser output under authoritarian, than democratic leadership. The subjects with high Sociability Score (Sy) showed significantly greater output under democratic than under authoritarian leadership in both the samples. Furthermore the researcher classified the subjects on the basis of Description of Ansari's (1979) Urdu Version of Moghni's test of Achievement Oriented Attitude (1969) to assess high and low achievement oriented subjects, the results indicated that qualitative work of high achievement oriented subjects was significantly higher than the low achievement oriented subjects of both the samples. In order to see the effect of parental style on the work performance of subjects under the three leadership styles 50 subjects (i.e one third from each group) were extracted from sample-I and all the subjects from sample-II were used. On this basis the subjects from both the samples were given Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire for finding out the subjects having accepted or rejected attitude about their parents. The result indicated that subjects with low score, on Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire had better performance in quantity as well as in quality of work than the subjects with high score on the same scale under the democratic, authoritarian and laissez-faire leadership style.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Effect, Leadership, Style, Work, Performance, Female, Undergraduate, Students, laissez-faire
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Psychology (g16)
ID Code:6737
Deposited By:Mr. Javed Memon
Deposited On:22 Jul 2011 09:59
Last Modified:22 Jul 2011 09:59

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