Gender-Bias Primes Elicit Queen-Bee Responses Among Senior Policewomen

  title={Gender-Bias Primes Elicit Queen-Bee Responses Among Senior Policewomen},
  author={Belle Derks and Colette van Laar and Naomi Ellemers and Kim De Groot},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1243 - 1249}
Queen bees are senior women in male-dominated organizations who have achieved success by emphasizing how they differ from other women. Although the behavior of queen bees tends to be seen as contributing to gender disparities in career outcomes, we argue that queen-bee behavior is actually a result of the gender bias and social identity threat that produce gender disparities in career outcomes. In the experiment reported here, we asked separate groups of senior policewomen to recall the… Expand
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