Unformatted text preview: etrimental to their hiring, development, promotion,
and salaries. Women managers are also more likely than men managers to have to
make off-the-job sacrifices and compromises in family life to maintain their
careers.36 However, there is growing evidence that the detrimental effects of such
stereotypes are reduced or removed when decision makers have good information
about the qualifications and performance of particular women and an accurate picture of the job that they are applying for or seeking promotion into.37 In particular,
several field studies reveal convincingly that women do not generally suffer from
gender stereotypes in performance evaluations that their supervisors provide.38 This
is not altogether surprising. As we noted earlier, stereotypes help us process information in ambiguous situations. To the extent that we have good information on
which to base our perceptions of people, reliance on stereotypes is less necessary.
Day-to-day performance is often fairly easy to observe, and gender stereotypes do
not intrude on ev...
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- Spring '14
- Jerome Bruner