Prejudice and the experience of aggression: The role of gender, emotion, and climate in a male-dominated workplace

Melgoza, A. R., Ayoko, O. B. and Ashkanasy, N. M. (2009). Prejudice and the experience of aggression: The role of gender, emotion, and climate in a male-dominated workplace. In: N. Beaumont, 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 'Sustainability Management and Marketing'. ANZAM 2009 Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, (1-18). 1-4 December 2009.

Author Melgoza, A. R.
Ayoko, O. B.
Ashkanasy, N. M.
Title of paper Prejudice and the experience of aggression: The role of gender, emotion, and climate in a male-dominated workplace
Conference name ANZAM 2009 Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 1-4 December 2009
Proceedings title 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 'Sustainability Management and Marketing'
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher ANZAM Secretariat
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1 86308 157 7
Editor N. Beaumont
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this report, we present the results of an empirical investigation of the role of gender self-categorisation and emotion on prejudicial attitudes and experiences of aggressive behaviour. Our study was conducted in a male dominated workforce, and was based on analysis of 20 interviews. We argue that employees’ experiences of aggressive behaviour area result of prejudicial attitudes in male-dominated workplaces, where strong gender selfcategorisations exist. We predicted that these effects would be exacerbated by prejudicial attitudes deriving from gender self-categorisation and emotion. In particular, our results suggest that male and female emotional gender roles are becoming blurred. We conclude with a discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for management of prejudicial attitudes and aggressive behaviour.
Subjects E1
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Paper 449

 
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