Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: antecedents and consequences

Jetten, Jolanda, Branscombe, Nyla R., Iyer, Aarti and Asai, Nobuko (2013). Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: antecedents and consequences. In Michelle K. Ryan and Nyla R. Branscombe (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 306-322) London, UK: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781446269930


Author Jetten, Jolanda
Branscombe, Nyla R.
Iyer, Aarti
Asai, Nobuko
Title of chapter Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: antecedents and consequences
Title of book The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology
Place of Publication London, UK
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.4135/9781446269930
Year available 2013
ISBN 9781446203071
9781446287149
9781446269930
Editor Michelle K. Ryan
Nyla R. Branscombe
Chapter number 19
Start page 306
End page 322
Total pages 17
Total chapters 29
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
...Although a considerable body of research has addressed the extent to which women perceive the negative treatment they receive as discrimination, much less research has assessed the extent to which such discrimination is appraised as legitimate or illegitimate. In this chapter we will argue that perceptions of possible gender discrimination reflect two separate judgments: whether an outcome is due to differential treatment on the basis of gender, and whether this treatment is perceived as legitimate or illegitimate. By separating these judgments, we can examine instances of both illegitimate and legitimate gender discrimination appraisals and the responses they evoke. In this way, we can illuminate a wider spectrum of discrimination experiences and develop a more comprehensive understanding of responses to gender discrimination than has been considered so far. In this chapter, we focus on antecedents that can affect women’s perceptions of the legitimacy of gender discrimination events. We then consider the consequences of perceiving gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate from the perspectives of both women and men. We begin by defining key concepts.
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