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ScholarOne - Gender Differentiation Influence on Effective Leadership: A Case of Educational Institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain

posted on 2023-10-03, 12:11 authored by Hanan Al MubarakHanan Al Mubarak, Maryam Zainal
Background: Gender differentiation is a matter that has been discussed and studied since decays, specifically educational sector has risen and shown a contribution to more researchers toward it since the chosen leaders will be raising the future generations. Leadership in the Educational sector has been continuously examined for utilization and efficacy, especially with the global changes concerns. Aim: the purpose of this research is to examine the influence of the masculinity and femininity index on effective leadership in an educational institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Research framework: a conceptual model has been selected from published research; both hypotheses show direct relations between dependent and independent variables. Methods: The methodology for this study was a mixture of qualitative methods in terms of applying Hofstede national culture index comparison and quantitative methods in terms of questionnaires to collect data. Results: results indicated the importance of having a leader with a combination of both male and female characteristics, to keep the workplace environment balanced and effective to work in. Conclusion: Reaching effective leadership and applying the transformational leadership style is the most demanded in any leadership position in any field. Recommendations: respectful, positive, and appreciative to achieve the objectives and be successful.


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Lead author country

  • Bahrain

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Faculty 4-yr College

Lead author institution

Arabian Gulf University

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  • No

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Code I: From our research, we are supporting the sanctity and dignity of human life and recognizing the central role of having the power of males and females in any workplace environment. We are respecting and protecting the dignity of individuals. Code II: From our research, we are giving first consideration to the people who lead organizations to assist them and their team members to be aware of the power of each gender handling leadership positions. Code III: From our research, we are practicing the virtues of charity and justice in employees' and employers' relationships with one another and with the people we serve from an educational perspective in our community. Code IV: From our research, we are utilizing our personal talents, training, and experience for the benefit of enriching the lives of the educational workplace environment.

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