Thursday, March 13, 2008

Research Paper- GENDER DIFFERENCES ON INFORMATION SYSTEM LEADERSHIP ROLES AMONG STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN REGION XI

ABSTRACT

This study has the basic intention of collecting empirical information about IS leadership roles. These information will be processed so that gender differences on IS leadership will be determined. More specifically, the study was conducted to determine the profile of the IS leaders of SUCs in terms of age, gender, educational attainment, organizational years, IT years, position years, the extent of the participation of IS leaders of SUCs to the social aspects of leadership (informational role, decisional role and interpersonal role), the extent of the participation of IS leaders of SUCs to the technical aspects of leadership (chief architect, change leader, product developer, technology provocateur, coach and chief operating strategist).

A descriptive-correlative method of research was used. Data were gathered using a researcher-made survey. To validate and clarify some items in the survey, interviews were performed by the researcher to some of the respondents. Secondary data were collected from the SUCs to further explain the organizational characteristics like revenue and personnel.

Findings reveal that IS leaders of SUCS in Region XI, in general are in the median age and that there are more female IS leaders. It also shows that majority of the IS leaders are highly educated and are relatively young in their current position. Findings showed that extent of participation of IS leaders of SUCs in Region XI in terms of the social and technical aspects of IS leadership roles are both “extensive” and that gender do not affect these roles.
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