Assessing Stereotypes of Black and White Managers: A Diagnostic Ratio Approach†

@article{Block2012AssessingSO,
  title={Assessing Stereotypes of Black and White Managers: A Diagnostic Ratio Approach†},
  author={Caryn J. Block and Kerstin A. Aumann and Amy Chelin},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42}
}
This study investigated whether racial group membership is diagnostic in predicting the characteristics ascribed to managers. Scales were created to examine the work-relevant racial stereotypes of Black and White managers. Following the diagnostic ratio approach to assessing stereotypes, participants rated the likelihood that characteristics from each scale were descriptive of Black and White managers. We found that White managers were stereotyped as more competent, ambitious, and manipulative… Expand
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