Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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

Personal effectiveness as a function of psychological androgyny


N Maheshwari1, V Kumar2 
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

Correspondence Address:
N Maheshwari
Scientist «SQ»B«SQ», Defence Research & Development Organisation, 19 Services Selection Board, Selection Centre East, Allahabad
India

Background: «SQ»Think-manager, think-male«SQ» 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«SQ»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«SQ»s Sex-role Inventory (1974). Their Personal Effectiveness scores were obtained using Pareek«SQ»s Personal Effectiveness Scale(2001). Mean, S.D., t-ratio and Pearson«SQ»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«SQ» 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.


How to cite this article:
Maheshwari N, Kumar V. Personal effectiveness as a function of psychological androgyny.Ind Psychiatry J 2008;17:39-45


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Maheshwari N, Kumar V. Personal effectiveness as a function of psychological androgyny. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Sep 15 ];17:39-45
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