ERIC Number: ED190800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Sex Roles Inside the Corporation. A Summary of Findings from Mgmt. 689: "Special Topics in Careers & Sex Roles in the Organization".
Advanced graduate students enrolled in a management course conducted thirty-four structured interviews at a major multi-million-dollar Houston-based oil company. Approximately fifty open-ended questions were asked the respondents over topics related to sex roles in the organization, including employee interactions, secretarial roles, work-related travel, work-related social encounters, family-work relations, and personal goals. Results of the interviews showed a concerted effort to bring women into higher levels of the organization within the past two years, but women and men interviewed were still essentially at different levels within the organization. Most respondents felt that there were numerous similarities between male and female capabilities, but differences were noted in the areas of opportunities for advancement, preference for the sex of the supervisor, salary expectations, favoritism toward advancement, and social lunching among others. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Business Administration.
Identifiers: Texas (Houston)
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Women's Studies Association, (1st, Lawrence, KS, May 30-June 1, 1979).