Exploring the gender typing of management characteristics in an egalitarian context
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 49, no 6, 549-557 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present studies sought to investigate what kind of stereotypes are used in Sweden to describe male and female managers, and whether genderneutral characteristics are used in the description of requisite management characteristics. In Study 1, participants answered open-ended questions on good, bad, female and male management. Requisite management characteristics showed a greater resemblance to the descriptions of female managers than male. In Study 2, female managers were rated more positively than men, and attributes ascribed to men in Study 1 were considered just as descriptive of women. Although participants described female managers more positively than male, responses often implied a norm of men as managers. In this way, prescriptive aspects of the stereotype may still work against female managers, despite the more feminine description of management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 49, no 6, 549-557 p.
gender typing, management, stereotypes
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17130DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00662.xISI: 000261108500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17130DiVA: diva2:183650