Is stereotype threat a useful construct for organizational psychology research and practice?

Kalokerinos, Elise K., von Hippel, Courtney and Zacher, Hannes (2014) Is stereotype threat a useful construct for organizational psychology research and practice?. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 7 3: 381-402. doi:10.1111/iops.12167


Author Kalokerinos, Elise K.
von Hippel, Courtney
Zacher, Hannes
Title Is stereotype threat a useful construct for organizational psychology research and practice?
Journal name Industrial and Organizational Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9434
1754-9426
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/iops.12167
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 381
End page 402
Total pages 22
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Stereotypes about different groups persist in organizations. Employees from such groups may experience stereotype threat, or the concern that they are being judged on the basis of demeaning stereotypes about groups to which they belong. The goal of this focal article is to discuss whether stereotype threat is a useful construct for organizational psychology research and practice. To this end, we focus on consequences other than acute performance deficits in laboratory settings. In particular, we examine studies that highlight the effects of stereotype threat on intrapersonal outcomes (e.g., job attitudes), interpersonal outcomes (e.g., negotiation), and on the relationship between employees and their organization. The research reviewed suggests that stereotype threat is a potentially important phenomenon in organizations, but it also highlights the paucity of research in an organizational context. We provide suggestions for future research directions as well as for the prevention and amelioration of stereotype threat in the workplace.
Keyword Stereotypes
Organizations
Employees
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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