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dc.contributor.authorHoover, Anne E.
dc.contributor.authorHack, Tay
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Amber L.
dc.contributor.authorGoodfriend, Wind
dc.contributor.authorHabashi, Meara M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-14T18:48:00Z
dc.date.available2019-05-14T18:48:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-26
dc.identifier.citationHoover, A. E., Hack, T., Garcia, A. L., Goodfriend, W., & Habashi, M. M. (2019). Powerless men and agentic women: gender bias in hiring decisions. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, (11–12), 667. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0964-yen_US
dc.identifier.issn1573-2762
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0964-y
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30923
dc.description.abstractWe examined male power-roles as a potential moderator of gender bias in hiring decisions. Drawing from previous work on perceptions of agentic women and precarious manhood theory, we predicted that men in low-power roles may react more negatively to agentic women compared to men in high-power roles. In two experiments, male participants evaluated résumés from male and female job candidates applying for a managerial position. Across experiments, results suggest that lacking power may facilitate biased hiring decisions. U.S. college men assigned to (Experiment 1, n = 83) or primed (Experiment 2, n = 84) with a low-power role rated the female applicant as less hireable and recommended a lower salary for her compared to the male applicant. This difference did not occur in the high-power or baseline conditions. A metaanalysis combining the results of both experiments confirmed that gender bias was limited to the low-power condition. Results are discussed in terms of powerlessness as a masculinity threat that may have downstream consequences for women.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of the Vice President for Research, University of South Carolinaen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science+Business Media, LLCen_US
dc.subjectgender rolesen_US
dc.subjectmasculinityen_US
dc.subjecthiring decisionsen_US
dc.subjectprecarious manhooden_US
dc.subjectbacklash effecten_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.subjectinterpersonal controlen_US
dc.titlePowerless Men and Agentic Women: Gender Bias in Hiring Decisionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.provenanceJoseph Pruett added note about version of record, and removed line numbers and running head from accepted manuscript PDF on 2019-05-14.


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