Effects of sex and seating arrangement on selection of leader

Danielle Jackson, Erika Engstrom, David M. Hassenzahl

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Effects of a person's sex and seating arrangement were tested with 310 participants (151 men and 159 women; M age = 20.0, SD = 3.3) from a large south-western U.S. university who were asked to select a leader from among five persons depicted around a rectangular table. Participants chose a person shown seated at the head of the table as the leader of a group, regardless of that person's sex. This conflicts with prior research indicating gender bias against women as leaders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-818
Number of pages4
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number3 I
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems


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