Where are the Women in Wikipedia? Understanding the Different Psychological Experiences of Men and Women in Wikipedia

@article{Bear2016WhereAT,
  title={Where are the Women in Wikipedia? Understanding the Different Psychological Experiences of Men and Women in Wikipedia},
  author={Julia B. Bear and Ben Collier},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={254-265}
}
A comprehensive survey conducted in 2008 found that only 13 % of Wikipedia contributors are women. We proposed that masculine norms for behavior in Wikipedia, which may be further exacerbated by the disinhibiting nature of an online, anonymous environment, lead to different psychological experiences for women and men, which, in turn, explain gender differences in contribution behavior. We hypothesized that, among a sample of individuals who occasionally contribute to Wikipedia, women would… 
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