Recalled Parenting Style as a Correlate of Leadership Style: A Study in the Indian Context

By Mahima S. Thakur and Anuradha Sharma.

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Today managers are being encouraged to adopt democratic values and empowering attitudes. According to researchers and management experts leadership potential has its roots partly in genetics, partly in childhood development and partly in adult experience. It is proposed in this study that empowering attitudes are to an extent inculcated during childhood and adolescence and parental authority style has a bearing on the leadership style of individuals and thus some managers would be more amenable to empowering leadership style, by virtue of their democratic upbringing which gave them a taste of democracy, independence, and autonomy. The study adopts a dual approach by analyzing quantitative data (survey based design) as well as qualitative data (semi structured interviews) to gain rich cultural input coupled with a thorough empirical investigation.

Keywords: Authoritative Parenting, Empowering Leadership Style, Indian Socio-cultural Milieu

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp.103-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 486.534KB).

Dr. Mahima S. Thakur

Assistant Professor (OB/HR), Ansal Institute of Technology, Delhi, Delhi, India

Dr. Mahima Thakur teaches courses in organisational behaviour and human resource management as a visiting faculty in many business management schools. She has guided 22 postgraduate research dissertations and her students have presented these studies in international conferences across the globe.She earned her doctrate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has served as a consulting psychologist of IIT Delhi before opening her own consultancy.

Prof. Anuradha Sharma

Professor Emeritus, Department of Humanities and Social sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Delhi, India

Prof. Anuradha Sharma, former head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.She teaches courses in organisational psychology and has a number of published research papers to her creditand has authored many books.She has guided over 15 doctoral dissertations.


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