ERIC Number: ED334029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Stereotyping and Job Satisfaction among American Indian Female Supervisors.
Warner, Linda Sue; Seaberg, John J., Jr.
The American Indian has been a common American motif, not recognized as part of the American present. As the modern American Indian woman moves into the White world of work, she often experiences a "double bind" as the object of both ethnic and sex role stereotypes. This paper examines the relationships between the job satisfaction of American Indian women supervisors and their perceptions of co-workers' stereotypes of them as American Indians and women. A national sample of 116 American Indian female supervisors in nine diverse fields completed questionnaires. Perceptions of co-worker ethnic stereotyping had significant negative correlations with job satisfaction for the total sample and for subjects having a male or a non-Indian supervisor. Perceptions of co-worker sex role stereotyping had significant negative correlations with job satisfaction for the total sample and for all subgroups. Perceptions of ethnic stereotyping were significantly correlated with perceptions of sex role stereotyping for the total sample and all subgroups. This paper contains 28 references. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).