ON-GOING GENDER DISPARITIES AND EMOTION AS A MODULATOR FOR WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

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2020-05

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Women face a multitude of obstacles in the workplace particularly related to equal pay, perceptions of pregnancy, child care, emotional expression, and identity representation. Additionally, the ability to negotiate, particularly for solutions to the aforementioned issues, is often not equally afforded to all employees. The expression of a supervisor’s emotions toward a female employee functions as a modulator for her experience as well as her ability to confront potential inequities. Findings of the following project reveal that the expression of anger toward a female employee attempting to negotiate, as well as the intensity of an employee’s need, impacts the perceived unfairness of the interaction. Contributing factors for workplace inequities, in addition to potential solutions and implications, are discussed.

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