Cultural differences in perceptions of effective leadership behavior
Leadership perceptions arise from a cognitive categorization process in which leadership prototypes are developed through personal experience and cultural norms. It was hypothesized that those from different societal cultures would exhibit differing scores on Hofstede's three cultural dimensions: Individualism/Collectivism (IND/COL), Uncertainty Avoidance (UA), and Power Distance (PD), and these cultural dimensions would be uniquely related to perceptions of effective leadership behavior. The sample was comprised of Caucasian and Asian Pacific American (APA) college students who completed measures of cultural dimensions and leadership. Moderating effects of acculturation level in the APA sample were also examined. Hypotheses were partially supported. Limitations of the study and future research directions are discussed.
Minority & ethnic groups;
0631: Minority & ethnic groups