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Gender differences in personal values

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dc.contributor.author Ismail, Hussein
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-28T11:18:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-28T11:18:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1056-9219 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6283
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore gender differences in personal values in an Arab country. Design/methodology/approach – Based on a sample of 137 participants, the Kruskal-Wallis test was used to identify if the mean scores or ranks of personal values scores were significantly different between males and females. A scale developed by McDonald and Gandz (1991, 1992) was used in this study. Findings – The findings show that females place a higher weight on personal values related to the broad categories of “ethics” and “citizenship”, while males put a stronger emphasis on “masculinity”. There were no significant differences between males and females on personal values concerned with the “vision” factor. Practical implications – The results show that organizations may have to increase their training programs in the area of ethics especially for males. Second, females can be trained on how to demonstrate some masculine traits necessary for career growth without receiving the negative reactions common to such a practice. Third, organizations could offer diversity training to minimize bias toward females. Fourth, organizations should build a culture that emphasizes citizenship in organizations such as adhering to rules and policies and maintaining and protecting the work environment. Originality/value – This is the first research study which explores gender differences in personal values in an Arab country, and one which promises to offer important HR implications. Moreover, an important departure from all previous studies is that the study measures personal values that are more related to the business context. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Gender differences in personal values en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a business perspective en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199504570 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Commerce and Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 687-699 en_US
dc.keywords Gender en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Business management en_US
dc.keywords Arab en_US
dc.keywords Personal values en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCoMA-10-2013-0104 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ismail, H. (2015). Gender differences in personal values: a business perspective. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 25(4), 687-698. en_US
dc.author.email hismail@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJCoMA-10-2013-0104 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9772-6032 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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