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I am in the process of developing my undergraduate thesis. This research is centered around the effects that gossip and other forms of formal and informal communication has on leadership roles and perceptions of leaders’ power. Though I am studying both males and females at a small college in Virginia, I plan to focus my thesis on how female managers are influenced as opposed to males. In our society, traditional gender roles dictate that there is a distinct difference in how males and females interact, and women are often viewed negatively for using gossip int he workplace.

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