Female Dominance Hierarchies: Are They Any Different from Males’?

  title={Female Dominance Hierarchies: Are They Any Different from Males’?},
  author={Marianne Schmid Mast},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={29 - 39}
  • M. S. Mast
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
This research investigated gender differences and longitudinal effects in dominance hierarchy organization based on verbal interruptions in same-sex small discussion groups. Participants (58 women, 58 men; average age = 37.5) met twice in the same groups to debate for 45 minutes. The use of a newly developed coding system allowed assessing the winner and loser of an interruption and identification of dominant individuals. On the basis of dyadic dominance matrices, the degree of linearity and… 

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