Working Women In The Workplace Case Study

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Psychologists Janice Yoder and Theodore McDonald conducted a survey of working women. They 're objective was to determine how many women had experienced sexist discrimination and which was the most pervasive. Their scale for sexist discrimination had four different components: denial of promotions, unfair treatment from superiors, drastic responses like firing or reporting a grievance, and unfair treatment from coworkers. Participants would respond on a "6-point scale, ranging from (1) never to (6) almost all the time," whether they experienced any of this discrimination within the past year (Yoder and McDonald 489).
The survey had work experiences that measured how much the participant felt that coworkers were more apt to notice her mistakes,
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Women who reported excessive coworker maltreatment, also felt that they were assigned tasks based on their gender and that if they were to be considered for a promotion, their coworkers would not be encouraging. It was also concluded that the attention on clothes and coworker acceptance did not have any correlation to sexist discrimination in the workplace. Regarding the outcome of their study, Yoder and McDonald said, "Sexist discrimination in the workplace was not related to age (our sample ranged from 23 to 44), education [...], or race. It also was unrelated to years of [employment]" (Yoder and McDonald …show more content…
Transgender men and women. In her article, "Why Aren 't Women Advancing at Work?” Jessica Nordell interviews Ben Barres, a biologist at Stanford. Barres lived and worked as Barbara Barres until his forties and for the majority of his career, he did not consider the bias he experienced as serious. However, when he became Ben, he noticed a difference in the way he was treated. " 'People who don 't know I am transgendered treat me with much more respect, '" Barres said, "At one conference, another scientist said, 'Ben gave a great seminar today-but then his work is much better than his sister 's. ' (The scientist didn 't know [they] were the same person)" (Nordell 10). During his now infamous speech, Larry Summers said the reason female scientists have so little representation at elite universities was because they are less innately capable at the sciences than men (Summers 2005). However, Barres believes that sexist discrimination is the reason as to why women are not " 'breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate. Not childcare. Not family responsibilities '" (Nordell

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