Elevating woman in leadership, self-efficacy and leadership styles, career levels, development and psychological empowerment at work

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Byrne, Sarah
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between self- efficacy and leadership styles, career levels, individual consideration (development opportunities) and psychological empowerment at work, on the potential to help elevate woman into leadership. A quantitative, survey design was used, 100 participants took part in this study of which 38 were male and 62 females. The variables of sex, age, career level, self-efficacy at work, psychological empowerment at work & leadership styles were examined, using a quantitative survey design. Results found a weak significant positive relationship between self-efficacy and career levels, Psychological Empowerment significantly predicted self-efficacy, Transformational Leadership was a significant predictor of self-efficacy and Individual Consideration was a significant predictor of self-efficacy. No significant relationship was found between age, sex and career levels.