Women self-stereotype with feminine stereotypical traits under stereotype threat
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Current Research in Social Psychology
Förlag: University of Iowa, Department of Sociology
Is self-stereotyping part of the stereotype threat process? The self-concepts of 122 male and female business students were assessed by self-report and the Implicit Association Test (Greenwald, McGhee & Schwartz, 1998). The participants were either told that their salary negotiating ability would be assessed (stereotype threat) or not. There were no sex-differences in the non-diagnostic condition but in the stereotype threat condition, the women explicitly self-stereotyped with feminine stereotypical traits. There was also a trend for the women under stereotype threat to implicitly self-stereotype. As the self-concept is considered an important regulator of behavior, the result is discussed in terms of its potential to explain stereotype threat effects.
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