Perceptions on gender-based differences in educational leadership

Fakhra Aziz, Qudsia Kalsoom, Uzma Quraishi, Sibte Hasan

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    This descriptive, qualitative study aimed at identifying disparities in perceptions of males and females regarding genderbased differences in educational leadership. Data were gathered purposively from 20 renowned male and female educationists having a long experience of leadership in various institutes of Pakistan. An open-ended questionnaire was used as a research tool to express their perceptions. Data were thematically analyzed under pre-defined categories borrowed from different leadership theorists. The results showed that both male and female respondents perceive that males have more leadership qualities as compared to females. It is especially true about abilities of decision-making and empowering the employees.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-81
    Number of pages7
    JournalManagement in Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Educational leadership
    • Disparities
    • quality of a leader


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