The Possible Influence of Iranian Culture on the Development of Leadership Attributes in Men and Women of Iranian Descent
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the possible differences between the perceived level of critical leadership attributes for men and women of Iranian descent. Convenient sampling was used for the selection of 143 male and female Iranian participants. Demographic information and data were collected based on survey questions designed by Henderson (2006, 2008). The inferential statistical /-test was conducted to measure the perceived level of leadership attributes for men and women and to determine the mean differences between men and women participants. Literature about leadership, behavioral learning theory, cultural studies, and the culture of Iran was reviewed in order to explore and discover the relevant information and evidence to support this research. Results from the study indicated that there is a difference between the level of perceived leadership attributes in men and women. Males scored higher in all areas of leadership attributes on Henderson's survey. It was established by this research that there are significant differences between the perceived level of overall leadership ability and performance of men and women of Iranian descent.
Kermani, Mitra, "The Possible Influence of Iranian Culture on the Development of Leadership Attributes in Men and Women of Iranian Descent" (2010). Theses & Dissertations. 229.