ERIC Number: ED304377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-26
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Hair-Pulling & Name Calling: A Study of Female/Female Competition.
Until recently the subject of females competing against other females has been rarely considered, while most of the literature on sex-related competition written since the 1960s concerns women's competition against men. This paper reviews current literature on female versus female competiton and explores: (1) cultural conditioning in relation to why women compete; (2) how women compete; (3) the competition's impact; and (4) possible solutions for reducing this type of competition. The paper concludes that women need to focus more on task orientation, collaborative communication, the identification of role-models, and shared input into decision-making. (JHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Women's Studies Association (10th, Minneapolis, MN, June 22-26, 1988).