Gender, Status, and Leadership

@article{Ridgeway2001GenderSA,
  title={Gender, Status, and Leadership},
  author={Cecilia L. Ridgeway},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={637-655}
}
  • C. Ridgeway
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social Issues
More than a trait of individuals, gender is an institutionalized system of social practices. The gender system is deeply entwined with social hierarchy and leadership because gender stereotypes contain status beliefs that associate greater status worthiness and competence with men than women. This review uses expectation states theory to describe how gender status beliefs create a network of constraining expectations and interpersonal reactions that is a major cause of the “glass ceiling.” In… 
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