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Unformatted text preview: Findings in Underworked and Overpaid show, women only underpaid themselves for their work when they worked on a difficult task (and thought they performed poorly). Pelham and Hetts also found that men paid themselves at higher when they knew or knew they were going to perform horribly. Studies in the first and second controlled experiment show that self-pay for men is mediated by feelings of self-worth or self-esteem, rather than perceived performance. In the end, the opinion of Pelham and Hetts supports the results that men and women feel compelled to perform according to a cultural norm proposing that the work of women is less valuable than the work of males....
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- Spring '06