Prejudice against Women in Male-congenial Environments: Perceptions of Gender Role Congruity in Leadership

  title={Prejudice against Women in Male-congenial Environments: Perceptions of Gender Role Congruity in Leadership},
  author={Roc{\'i}o Garc{\'i}a‐Retamero and Esther Lopez-Zafra},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Some authors assert that there is a feminine advantage in leadership, even though female leaders are often targets of prejudice. Our experiment tested how people’s expectations affect this prejudice in different work environments. Participants evaluated a male or a female candidate for a leadership position in an industry that was congruent or incongruent with the candidate’s gender role. Participants showed prejudice against the female candidate, especially when she worked in an industry… 

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