Gender differences in response to competition with same-gender coworkers: A relational perspective.

Lee, S Y and Kesebir, S and Pillutla, M (2016) Gender differences in response to competition with same-gender coworkers: A relational perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110 (6). pp. 869-886. ISSN 0022-3514

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Abstract

We take a relational perspective to explain how women and men may differently experience competition with their same-gender coworkers. According to gender socialization research, the female peer culture values harmony and the appearance of equality, whereas hierarchical ranking is integral to the male peer culture. As competition dispenses with equality and creates a ranking hierarchy, we propose that competition is at odds with the norms of female (but not male) peer relationships. On this basis, we predicted and found in 1 correlational study and 3 experiments that women regard competition with their same-gender coworkers as less desirable than men do, and that their relationships with each other suffer in the presence of competition. We discuss the implications of these findings for women's career progression

Affiliation: Indian School of Business
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Pillutla, M
https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-5529-5094
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The research article was published by the author with the affiliation of London Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender differences, Competition, Same-Gender Coworkers
Subjects: Organization Behavior
Depositing User: Gurusrinivasan K
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2021 07:28
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2021 07:28
URI: https://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/1548
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000051
Publisher OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/3496
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