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Leadership Studies

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Portraits Of Leadership: Relationships Among Gender, Age, And Creativity, Diane Caton Desrosiers Jan 2000

Portraits Of Leadership: Relationships Among Gender, Age, And Creativity, Diane Caton Desrosiers

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This Portraits of Leadership research focuses on using children's artwork to study girls' perceptions of leadership. 244 school age children were asked to draw their image of a leader and to write descriptions of why they chose this person as a leader. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted to determine the relationships among gender, age, and creativity and choice of leader in drawing and written descriptions. Results indicate that, though both girls and boys chose males as leaders more often than females, girls' portraits conformed to the literature regarding gender roles and traditional leadership styles. Implications are suggested for ...