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- Competencies for professionals and managers in the context of educational reform
- Poole, Millicent E.; Nielsen, Samuel W.; Horrigan, Leonie M.; Langan-Fox, Janice
- Important workforce competencies for managers and professionals were identified separately for males and females through a sequence of interviews, content analysis, accessing expert opinion and statistical factoring procedures. Interviews of thirty-two professionals and managers and a subsequent content analysis led to the development of a list of important skills, knowledge and attitudes which formed the basis for separate male and female competencies questionnaires. Principal components analyses were performed separately for male and female questionnaires, with samples of 310 women and 249 men. Seven important competencies were identified for each gender. Competencies for women were: maintenance of job skills; orientation to innovation and change; affective and cognitive efficacy; self determination and stability; presentation skills; interpersonal communication skills; and office politics skills. Competencies for men were: leadership ability; self-determination; interpersonal ability; task management; job skill maintenance; office politics skills; and tolerance and open-mindedness. Results suggest that acquiring competence in the workforce involves a combination both of learning and of overcoming constraints, and that individual experience influences important competencies.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- International Journal of Lifelong Education, Vol. 17, no. 2 (Mar-Apr 1998), p. 87-107
- Publication year
- Adult education; Leadership; Management; Workforce
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1998 Taylor & Francis Ltd.
- Peer reviewed