To Know I Can Might Be Enough: Women's Self-Efficacy and their Identified Leadership Values
This three-year mixed-method study examined levels of self-efficacy and leadership values held for 32 women before and after participating in graduate coursework specifically focused on women’s leadership issues. A 21-item, 5-dimension self-efficacy scale adapted for leadership from the work of Albert Bandura was used in addition to open-ended questions focused on leadership values and obstacles. Self-efficacy levels increased in each dimension, most notably in Encouraging a Productive Work Ethic and Creating a Positive Work Climate. Shifts occurred in the nature of values identified for effective leadership in terms of more traditional and outwardly-visible attributes to more postmodern and inwardly-experienced attributes. The nature of obstacles that participants identified as preventing them from being more effective leaders also revealed shifts from self-critical behaviors to proactive behaviors.
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Momsen, K. M. & Carlson, J. A. (2013). To know I can might be enough: Women's self-efficacy and their identified leaderhsip values. Advancing Women in Leadership, 33, 122-131. https://doi.org/10.21423/awlj-v33.a110
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