Constraints into Preferences: Gender, Status, and Emerging Career Aspirations

  title={Constraints into Preferences: Gender, Status, and Emerging Career Aspirations},
  author={Shelley J. Correll},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={113 - 93}
  • S. Correll
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Psychology
  • American Sociological Review
This study presents an experimental evaluation of a model that describes the constraining effect of cultural beliefs about gender on the emerging career-relevant aspirations of men and women. The model specifies the conditions under which gender status beliefs evoke a gender-differentiated double standard for attributing performance to ability, which differentially biases the way men and women assess their own competence at tasks that are career relevant, controlling for actual ability. The… 

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