Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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The current study examines the effects that gender and seating arrangement on perceptions of leadership. In order to determine current attitudes regarding women as leaders, this study examines factors that may influence people's perceptions about leadership and gender. Three different hypotheses were tested. The findings are as follows: Seating arrangement is still seen as an important factor when determining leadership, specifically the head of the table positions. Secondly, in this study, men were seen as being the leader of a group significantly more often than women. Lastly, sex of the subject did seem to influence the subjects' choice of leader, with the majority of male subjects overwhelmingly choosing a male leader.
Arrangement; Effects; Gender; Leadership; Perceptions; Heating
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Cervantes, Danielle Jackson, "Effects of gender and seating arrangement on perceptions of leadership" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1764.