Women in the ministry : the effects of gender on leadership communication

dc.contributor.advisorHaun, Martha J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSwitzer, Lester E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKotarba, Joseph A.
dc.creatorJohnson, Renita Gwen
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-27T17:11:57Z
dc.date.available2023-11-27T17:11:57Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to contribute to an understanding of how clergywomen perceive themselves communicating their authority. In pursuit of this goal, data were collected through intensive interviews with 10 clergywomen affiliated with five denominations in the city of Houston. The results of the study show that clergywomen perceive themselves communicating their authority primarily through use of democratic leadership styles characterized by inclusiveness of church members. Clergywomen state that gender does affect leadership communication because it is a factor in how females are perceived by those they serve. The subjects contend that gender especially affects members' perceptions of leadership communication during initial contact with clergywomen because, to a large extent, member's expectations of them are based on traditional female stereotypes.
dc.description.departmentCommunication, Jack J. Valenti School of
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.other17245472
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/15494
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright but is made available here under a claim of fair use (17 U.S.C. Section 107) for non-profit research and educational purposes. Users of this work assume the responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing, or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by fair use or other copyright exemptions. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires express permission of the copyright holder.
dc.subjectWomen clergy--Psychology
dc.subjectCommunication--Sex differences
dc.titleWomen in the ministry : the effects of gender on leadership communication
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication, School of
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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