Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
The goal of this study was to investigate the leadership styles of Liberian male and female leaders by examining five hypotheses, as measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ: Form 5X; Bass & Avolio, 1999) administered to 119 leaders and 360 raters. The samples investigated were selected from Liberian male and female leaders in the State of Minnesota and the Republic of Liberia. Few of the transformational leadership dimensions as measured by MLQ were found to be positively and significantly correlated with leadership behavior of both genders of Liberians. Overall, the results revealed no significant differences between the genders, in terms of transformational leadership qualities. All of the transformational leadership dimensions and outcome variables were used to predict the leadership styles and behaviors of both genders. Concluding, the researcher argues that Liberian male and female leaders need to develop their leadership characteristics so as to provide good governance and to make them better and even more effective transformational leaders.
Kanneh, Anthony Ansumana, "Gender Difference in Transformational Leadership: A Comparison of Liberian Male and Female Leadership Styles from 1986 Through 2006" (2008). Theses and Graduate Projects. 775.