Science Journal of Business Management

September 2011, Volume 2011, ISSN:2276-6316

Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

Gender as determinant of nature of task: A study of professionals in India

1Deepika Tiwari, 2Ajeya Jha

1Asstt.Prof., Department of Management Studies
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology,
Sikkim Majitar, Rangpo, SIKKIM, INDIA
2Professor and Head, Department of Management Studies
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology,
Sikkim Majitar, Rangpo, SIKKIM, INDIA

Accepted 11 July 2012; Available Online September, 2011

Abstract:

Teams have become important and are more popular today than ever before in terms of various kinds and sizes. Because of changing workplace demographics, teams have become more gender diverse. It has been suggested that some gender differences do exist in communication, co-ordination patterns, decision-making, risk taking and so on. This paper explores whether or not there is a belief regarding the differences existing in choice of task and related issues. The population for this research work consists of a sample of 300 professionals (actual sample was 320, out of which 20 responses were rejected). These include 46 men and 65 women (total 111 professionals) from Health care sector, 67 men and 30 women ( total 97 professionals) from Information Technology sector and 56 men and 36 women from (total 92 professionals) Armed forces. It is based on a questionnaire having close-ended questions on Likert scale. It is concluded that significant difference exists about ability and inclination to a job by the two gender

Keyword: Gender differences, Task, Teams, Healthcare, Defence, and Information Technology.

 

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