Leadership Efficacy and Women Leaders' Responses to Stereotype Activation

  title={Leadership Efficacy and Women Leaders' Responses to Stereotype Activation},
  author={Crystal L. Hoyt and Jim Blascovich},
  journal={Group Processes \& Intergroup Relations},
  pages={595 - 616}
The role of leadership efficacy in women's reactance responses to stereotype-based leadership role expectations was examined in two laboratory studies. Participants, selected on the basis of leadership efficacy scores, served as leaders of ostensible three-person groups. Half were primed with the gender leadership stereotype. An immersive virtual environment designed for this research served as the leadership setting. Results indicated that the effects of stereotype activation on women leaders… 

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