This article discusses Chinese educator perceptions of effective leadership behaviors in order to determine how these teachers define effectiveness and whether a correlation exists between their perception and leaders’ gender. Factors include conscious and unconscious gender bias, Chinese culture, historical background, and identity. As a male-dominated country, China has been deeply influenced by Confucianism; hence, limited attention has been on female leadership. The article identifies and reviews three Women’s Revolutions in China and their effects in the past century in order to predict the status of female leadership. The researcher used the Chinese version of the LPI survey and conducted the investigation in more than 20 Chinese universities. The results indicate a significant difference in the survey respondents’ perceptions of male and female leaders.
Meng, Kanglei and Baker, John
"Chinese Higher Educator Perceptions Toward Leadership Effectiveness in Regard to Gender,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol6/iss1/4