ERIC Number: ED280122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Female Professionals' Organizational Behaviors, Evaluations and Outcomes: Implications for Future Research.
Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela; Staley, Constance Courtney
A set of propositions surrounding the gender issue within organizations is identified in this paper along with research propositions which have implications for future research. The paper's major thesis is that career development is best understood when work attitudes and behaviors are related to overall evaluation systems which result in organizational outcomes such as salary administration and upward mobility. First, a review of recent research on female professionals is assembled to illustrate propositions emerging from: recent studies on work attitudes and behaviors; evaluations of attitudes and behaviors by self, peers, supervisors, and subordinates; and general organizational outcomes relating to promotional progress. Hypotheses resulting from the intersections of these three major research areas are then presented to suggest a direction for future research. The paper concludes by noting that, in order to compare male and female experiences within organizations, the context of research on female professionals must be broadened both quantitatively and qualitatively. Finally, it is asserted that only when the variables which influence reactions to gender are better understood will it become easier to predict outcomes based on behaviors and evaluations. Seventeen pages of notes and references are appended. (AEW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (72nd, Chicago, IL, November 13-16, 1986).