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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-45

Personal effectiveness as a function of psychological androgyny

1 Scientist 'B', Defence Research & Development Organisation, 19 Services Selection Board, Selection Centre East, Allahabad, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department Of Behavioral Health & Allied Sciences, AMITY University, Jaipur, India

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N Maheshwari
Scientist 'B', Defence Research & Development Organisation, 19 Services Selection Board, Selection Centre East, Allahabad
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Background: 'Think-manager, think-male' stereotype had lived its age and the time is ripe to give way to a Psychologically Androgynous manager, who is more personally effective. Irrespective of one's sex, he/she possesses both the masculine as well as feminine attributes and practices them as the situation so desires. Material & Method : 350 male management students were categorized under three groups viz. Typically Sex-typed, Androgynous and Undifferentiated by using Bem's Sex-role Inventory (1974). Their Personal Effectiveness scores were obtained using Pareek's Personal Effectiveness Scale(2001). Mean, S.D., t-ratio and Pearson's Correlation was calculated. Results : Three groups were found to be significantly different in terms of their Personal Effectiveness. Psychologically Androgynous group was found to be most personally effective on the dimensions of self-disclosure, benefit from feedback & perceptiveness or sensitivity to others' feelings. Also, significant correlation existed between Psychological Androgyny and Personal Effectiveness vis-à-vis the other sex-role orientations. Conclusion : Androgynous sex-role orientation predicts personal effectiveness in management students.

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