The effects of dominance and task cues on attaining status in mixed-sex task groups
Research documents the fact that women face a distinct interaction disadvantage in mixed-sex task groups (Strodtbeck & Mann, 1956; Meeker & O'Neill, 1977). This paper describes research designed to study two types of cues, dominance and task, that may contribute to determining women's status in these groups. Results support the theory of status generalization and demonstrate that perceived task ability, rather than dominance behavior, is the basis for the formation of the power and prestige order of a task group.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Olmstead, J. Beckett, "The effects of dominance and task cues on attaining status in mixed-sex task groups" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4193.