Leadership for Sustainability is Female - Or is it? A critical gender perspective on sustainability consciousness

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Leadership for Sustainability is Female - Or is it? A critical gender perspective on sustainability consciousness
Author Tainio, Anna ; Cameron, Cybil
Date 2019
English abstract
This Master’s thesis argues for leadership for sustainability as a role consisting of skills that can be learned, and re-examines the notion that female leaders are better for sustainability. While gender socialisation may equip women and girls with competencies required for considerate and holistic problem solving and seeing beyond purely economical benefits, it hinders men and boys to develop the same skills. The world needs leaders with the necessary skills, regardless of gender. Through a survey, sustainability consciousness (SC) and leadership skills are established in working adults in Sweden. Regarding SC, the mean average of (N=218) is 3.9 on the Likert Scale, pointing towards decent awareness of sustainability in the sample. Gender did show to have an effect on SC, but gender had no effect on leadership skills. Regarding the correlation between leadership skills and SC, the human and conceptual skills correlate well with all the components of SC, but the technical skill correlate least with all. These results disprove many gender stereotypes and highlight issues with research claiming one gender over another as a better leader for sustainability.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Sustainability consciousness
leadership
critical gender studies
gender socialisation
quantitative research
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/29463 Permalink to this page
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