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ERIC Number: ED120608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 14
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Sex Role as a Mediator of Achievement in Task Performance.
Larwood, Laurie; And Others
Ninety-six male and female undergraduates participated in a test of the influence of sex role on performance in a masculine task. Subject sex, norm (challenging or not challenging), and experimenter (male, female, or no experimenter present) were varied in a 2 x 2 x 3 design. When challenged, subjects worked more successfully in the presence of a female than before a male or with no experimenter present. Results support the hypothesis that the arousal of achieving tendencies may depend in part on the importance and conspicuousness of role cues. Implications for industrial performance and for future research are discussed. (Author)
Laurie Larwood, School of Management, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, 13901
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30 to September 2, 1975)