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ERIC Number: EJ898836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-22
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1088-7423
Evidence of Shifting Standards in Judgments of Male and Female Parents' Job-Related Ability
Fuegen, Kathleen; Endicott, Nicole F.
Current Research in Social Psychology, v15 n5 May 2010
We tested the hypothesis, derived from the shifting standards model of stereotyping, that parenthood would polarize judgments of men's and women's job-related ability. One hundred thirty-five attorneys evaluated the resume of a recent law school graduate. The resume depicted the graduate as male or female and as either single or married with two young children. We found that a mother was held to a stricter standard for hiring than either a father or a woman without children. Results suggest earlier research conducted with undergraduates generalizes to professionals (Correll, Benard, & Paik, 2007; Fuegen, Biernat, Haines, & Deaux, 2004). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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