Exhibit 32 ratings of the perceived importance of

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Unformatted text preview: provided by the target. In these cases, a reduction in ambiguity might not be accompanied by greater accuracy. Exhibit 3.2 Ratings of the perceived importance of race and gender for promotion opportunity in executive jobs. Note: Table values are the percentages saying that race or gender was important or very important. N = number of cases. Source: Cox, T., Jr. (1993). Cultural diversity in organizations: Theory, research, & practice. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, p. 119. Caucasian Men (N = 123) Caucasian Women (N = 76) Non-Caucasian Non-Caucasian Men Women (N = 52) (N = 17) Race 26 62 75 76 Gender 31 87 71 82 Chapter 3 Perception, Attribution, and Judgment of Others 71 The Situation Every instance of perception occurs in some situational context, and this context can affect what one perceives. The most important effect that the situation can have is to add information about the target. Imagine a casual critical comment about your performance from your boss the week before she is to decide whether or not you will be promoted....
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