A Company I Can Trust? Organizational Lay Theories Moderate Stereotype Threat for Women

@article{Emerson2015ACI,
  title={A Company I Can Trust? Organizational Lay Theories Moderate Stereotype Threat for Women},
  author={Katherine T. U. Emerson and Mary C. Murphy},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={295 - 307}
}
Women remain under-represented in the leadership of corporate America. According to stereotype threat theory, this under-representation may persist because women are concerned about being stereotyped in business settings. Three studies investigated whether an entity (fixed), compared with an incremental (malleable), organizational lay theory is threatening for women evaluating a consulting company. Men and women viewed a company mission statement or website containing an entity or incremental… 

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