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Underworked and Overpaid: Elevated Entitlement in Men’s Self-Pay Underworked and Overpaid has a few independent variables involved in the experiments conducted. The first is gender. The majority of the research is made up of the male and female genders, which are thoroughly observed in the two studies showing evidence of men and women’s reactions to specific controlled experiments. Second, is the task difficulty assorted to each gender. Along with the independent variables are the dependent variables. The first is self-pay that the male and female awarded themselves after each problem that is given to them was solved. The second dependent variable is perceived performance relying on the individuals current feelings at the time of their performance.
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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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