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An Exploratory Study into the Perceived Macro Level Gender-Based Leadership Barriers in Ireland

Mangan, Sinead (2019) An Exploratory Study into the Perceived Macro Level Gender-Based Leadership Barriers in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore the perceived macro level gender-based leadership barriers among female senior leaders in Ireland. The objectives of the study are: to ascertain whether cultural constraints on women’s own choices are perceived as a macro level gender-based leadership barrier, to establish if leadership perceptions are perceived as a macro level gender-based leadership barrier, to investigate if gender stereotypes are perceived as a macro level gender-based leadership barrier, and to determine if the inadequacies in legislation are perceived as a macro level gender-based leadership barrier.

Design/Methodology/Approach: A mono-method qualitative study was conducted through the use of semi-structured face to face interviews to explore the perceived macro level barriers. Purposive sampling was used to select the five female senior leaders, and the data was analysed using thematic analysis.

Findings: Key findings suggest that cultural constraints on women’s own choices, leadership perception, gender stereotypes, and inadequacies in legislation are perceived as macro level barriers for female senior leaders in Ireland.

Practical Implications: This study has practical implications at government and organisational levels, to address the barriers that were identified in this study

Originality/Value: This study extends the work of Diehl and Dzubinski (2016) and further develops knowledge in the area of macro gender-based leadership barriers. This research has developed a comprehensive framework that shows how these barriers operate at the macro level in society.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:08
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:08
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3917

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