INFLUENCE OF GENDER ON LEADERSHIP STYLES AMONG HEAD OF DEPARTMENTS IN NORTH-EAST UNIVERSITIES, NIGERIA

Munza M, Sara S, Okereke E

Abstract


The drive for efficiency and innovation in businesses, economy and organization has given rise to a new approach in the way and manner in which employees and organizations are managed. Effective leaders are able to formulate motivating vision and create a situation where the vision is shared by all employees within the organisation. The main objective of the study is to assess influence of gender on leadership style among Head of Departments in North-East Universities, Nigeria. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. Population of the study comprised of 521 head of departments in North-east universities. The sample size of the study was 104 Head of Departments in North-east universities. Descriptive statistics of frequency and percentage was used to describe the demographic characteristics of the respondents. Mean and standard deviation (SD) was used to answer the research question. Inferential statistics of Two-sample t-test was used to test the formulated hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level. Result of the study revealed that gender has no significant effects on leadership style among Head of Departments in North-East Universities of Nigeria. It was recommended that periodic orientation should be always be carried out in the universities towards improving leadership styles among Head of departments. Deans and administrators of institutions of learning shouldn’t emphasis gender as a yardstick for selection of Head of Department in the various institutions.


Keywords


Influence; Gender; Leadership; North-East; Universities



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v15i1.16441

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