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Women and men in organizations : sex and gender issues at work
Cleveland, Jeanette.
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Publication Information:
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, [2000]

Physical Description:
xiv, 463 pages ; 23 cm.
Reading Level:
1410 Lexile.

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The gender and racial composition of the American workforce is rapidly changing. As more women in particular enter the workforce and as they enter jobs that have traditionally been dominated by men, issues related to sex and gender in work settings have become increasingly important and complex. Research addressing sex and gender in the workplace is conducted in several distinct disciplines, ranging from psychology and sociology to management and economics. Further, books on gender at work often reflect either a more traditional management perspective or a more recent feminist perspective; rarely however, are these two orientations on women and work acknowledged within the same text. Thus, the principle goal of the book is to communicate a variety of social psychological literatures and research on gender issues that affect work behaviors to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in applied psychology and business.

Author Notes

Barbara A. Gutek (Tucson, AZ) is head of the Department of Management and Policy in the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Arizona. Previously she was a consultant with companies and government agencies including Xerox, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Geological Survey.


Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
I Introductionp. 1
1 Introduction to Women and Men in Organizationsp. 3
Glossaryp. 17
2 Understanding Men's and Women's Experiences in the Workplace: Methods and Theoretical Perspectivesp. 18
Glossaryp. 37
II Processes Underlying Male-Felmale Attitudes and Behavior in the Workplacep. 39
3 How Stereotypes Affect Our Perception of Men and Women at Workp. 41
Glossaryp. 65
4 Physical Attractiveness, interpersonal Relationships, and Romance at Workp. 67
Glossaryp. 91
5 Language and Communication Among Organizational Membersp. 93
Glossaryp. 123
6 Power and Relationships at Workp. 125
Glossaryp. 150
III Women and Men in the Workplace: Important Individual and Organizational Outcomesp. 153
7 Gender Discrimination in the Workplacep. 155
Glossaryp. 183
8 Gender and the Legal Context in Which Men and Women Workp. 185
Glossaryp. 215
9 Sexual Harassmentp. 218
Glossaryp. 248
10 Career Issues for Women and Men: Mentoring, Children, and Dual-Career Couplesp. 252
Glossaryp. 281
11 Gender and Leadershipp. 285
Glossaryp. 320
12 Stress, Health, and Genderp. 323
Glossaryp. 352
IV What Do We Do with What We Know and Do Not Know?p. 355
13 Managing Diversity: Research and Interventionsp. 357
Glossaryp. 383
Referencesp. 384
Author Indexp. 445
Subject Indexp. 459