Vol. 1 No. 3 (2015): Journal of Leadership and Management

Gender, Gender Role Identity and Values Among Korean Men and Women: Implications for Leadership

Ayse Banu Goktan
Department of Business, School of Business, University of North Texas at Dallas, USA
Hyung Rok Yim
Division of Business Administration, Hanyang University, South Korea
Vishal K. Gupta
School of Management, Binghamton University – State University of New York, USA
Published May 29, 2015
How to Cite
Goktan, A. B., Yim, H. R., & Gupta, V. K. (2015). Gender, Gender Role Identity and Values Among Korean Men and Women: Implications for Leadership. Journal of Leadership and Management, 1(3). Retrieved from http://leadership.net.pl/JLM/article/view/53


This study examined the relationship between gender, gender role identity and value priorities among Korean men and women. We found that gender was significantly related to self enhancement values but not to self-transcendence values. Gender role identity (i.e. masculine versus feminine values), on the other hand, was significantly related to conservation values, but not to openness to change, and moderated the relationship between gender and self-enhancement values. Implications of these findings for leadership research and practice are discussed.


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