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Masculinity, status, and subordination: Why working for a gender stereotype violator causes men to lose status

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Occupying gender stereotype-incongruent roles can lead individuals to lose status and earn a lower salary. The present research examined whether merely working for a supervisor in a gender-atypical occupational role leads a subordinate to lose status. Two studies found that male subordinates of gender deviants (i.e., a female supervisor in a masculine domain or a male supervisor in a feminine domain) were accorded lower status and were paid less than male subordinates of supervisors in gender-congruent roles (i.e., a female supervisor in a feminine domain or a male supervisor in a masculine domain). However, the status of female subordinates was unaffected by working for a gender atypical supervisor. Moreover, the status loss for male subordinates was mediated by a perceived lack of masculinity. Thus, establishing the male subordinate's masculine credentials eliminated the bias.

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hal-00667858 , version 1 (08-02-2012)

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Victoria Brescoll, Eric Luis Uhlmann, Corinne Moss-Racusin, Lonnie Sarnell. Masculinity, status, and subordination: Why working for a gender stereotype violator causes men to lose status. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2012, 48 (1), pp.354-357. ⟨10.1016/j.jesp.2011.06.005⟩. ⟨hal-00667858⟩

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