Comparative analysis of men and women leaders: the case of selected Addis Ababa branches of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
This research is about comparative analysis of men and women leaders. It was assessed by a descriptive survey type of research at Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. A sample of 36 Addis Ababa Commercial Bank branch managers was selected. Of which the 18 female managers and 18 men branch managers were selected by matched sampling principle. Multifactor leadership questionnaire was used to determine the leadership style of each manager. The reported leadership style for each male leader and each female leader were then treated as two independent groups. The difference among these two groups was tasted by using t - test for significance of effect size. Differences were observed along transformational and laissez - faire dimensions. Male leaders were rated better on transformational dimensions while female leaders were rated better on laissez faire dimensions. The findings are indicative for the continued existence of traditional stereotypic perceptions about females in management.