Gender and Organisations
Edited by Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou, Cary Cooper and Caroline Gatrell
This chapter considers the role of stereotype threat experienced by women in the workplace. Stereotype threat is a unique psychological phenomenon that occurs when individuals fear confirming negative stereotypes about one or more of their social group identities. The authors outline a number of ways in which stereotype threat is already known to impact women and propose additional means by which this phenomenon may manifest at work along with new avenues for research on this topic. The chapter ends with potential points for intervention as well as recommendations for leaders or managers to practice in an organization that are more inclusive of their female workers.
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