While many women receive equal education, such equality is nowhere in sight when it comes to women’s and men’s career success: men still earn significantly more than women and are more likely to be promoted. In this book, the authors offer a state of the art review of applied social-psychological research on gender at work, shedding light on all the different ways that work-related perceptions, attributions, outcomes, and the like differ for women and men. Focusing on domains (e.g., engineering) and positions (e.g., leadership) that are marked by women’s underrepresentation, the first part of the book looks at gender at work in terms of stereotypes, attitudes, and social roles, including parenthood, while the second part takes a social identity and communication perspective, exploring the situations in which men and women interact at work. Many chapters focus on applied questions, such as career choice, effects of role models, and sexual harassment at work. Theories and findings are applied to these topics, with conclusions and recommendations drawn throughout the book. ; In this book, the authors offer a state of the art review of applied social-psychological research on gender at work, shedding light on all the different ways that work-related perceptions, attributions, outcomes, and the like differ for women and men. ; Contents: Gender Stereotypes – Implicit Cognition – Effects of Stereotypes on Judging Others – Effects of Stereotypes on One’s Own Behavior – Gender Attitudes – Gender Differences – Social Role Theory – Maintaining Social Hierarchies – Career Choice – The Role of Organizational Cultures – Role Models – Parenthood and Work-related Impressions – Social Identity Perspective – Identity Management Strategies – Discrimination and Self-discrimination of Women at Work – Conservatives Versus Liberals – Interactions Between Gender and Power: Sexual Harassment – Communication Accommodation Theory and Intergender Boundaries – Intergroup Contact, Gender, and Leadership – Leadership and Gender Identity in Organizations.
Melanie C. Steffens (PhD, University of Trier) is Professor of Social and Economic Psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau. She is an editor of the journal Experimental Psychology and has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. Ma. Àngels Viladot (PhD, University of Barcelona) is a consultant professor and tutor at the Open University of Catalonia. She is the author of over 50 articles and 12 books.