Relationship Between Leadership Styles and Ages

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RESEARCHING & REPORTING
CO301/401
END OF TERM ASSESSMENT
PROJECT: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGES AND LEADERSHIP STYLES
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Prepared for: Mrs. Ewa Maciejewski
Prepared by: Le Hang Nguyen 3HE2
Thi Luu Nguyen 3HE2
Date of submission: 11/01/2012
Abstract
The research explores the relationship between Ages and Leadership styles, by using a questionnaire survey to collect data from 100 managers from different Hospitality organizations and at different organizational level in Montreux, Switzerland. The research question is identified as “ what role does Age play in the perception of leadership style”. There have been some research publications focusing on influences of age on the leadership style (for example, Kabacofff and
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Similarly, compared to younger workers, older workers cooperate and delegate more, and show a greater degree of empathy and concern for other workers.
From an understanding of these theories, three main key themes are generated, which are about the analyzing of three different leadership styles with its rating from different group of ages: less than 30, from 30 to less than 40, from 40 to less than 50, from 50 to overs base on a questionnaire survey. These key themes will be expanded in corresponding chapters.
The study of this research may bring in new insights about the influences of ages on the leadership styles. Particularly, the research may carry out the understanding of worker and manager’s behavior through the answer choices that affects both individual and organizational outcomes.

Methodology
Base on the understanding of three different leadership styles, a survey questionnaire is established with 3 different answers, which indicates the correspondent leadership styles. The questions and answers are generated in the way to determine the characteristics of different leadership styles, which are responded by a specific age group.
The research is undertaken by interpretivism philosophical perspective. This research emphasizes the difference between conducting research among people.
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