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Master of Arts (MA)
Social psychology; Gender studies
Previous research about gender biasing in the workplace provides a
framework for examining how women may be negatively evaluated in
leadership roles. It is thought that gender biasing may be the result of
violations of gender roles. Previous research also suggests that biasing
is also due to violations in the social hierarchy. This study examines how
social dominance influences competency and likability ratings for men
and women in leadership roles who violate gender stereotypes when
working in either hierarchy-enhancing or hierarchy-attenuating jobs. The
results indicate that leaders who exhibited stereotypical male
characteristics were rated as more competent and leaders that exhibited
stereotypical female characteristics were rated more likable.
Craven, Danielle, "The Impact of Social Dominance on Gender Biasing and Evaluations for Men and Women in Leadership Roles" (2013). Master's Theses. 4382.