Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Management

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Women are defined as a minority in the United States. This is not because there are fewer women than men in our country but because they have traditionally held less power and earned salaries 39% lower than the average male's income (Conrad, 1994). although the gap in pay is decreasing, it illustrates the different expectations our culture places on men and women. Whether we embrace the idea or reject it, men and women also behave differently. Researchers argue that these differing behavioral patterns are either genetic or learned. This paper explores communication differences in an organizational setting. More specifically, it explores the attitudes men have toward the communication styles of female bosses. With increasing numbers of females taking leading positions in organizations, studying the attitudes of subordinates towards women leaders is particularly timely.

Disciplines

Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Organizational Behavior and Theory

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