Gender and discipline in the workplace: Wait until your father gets home

Leanne E. Atwater, James A. Carey, David Waldman

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Abstract

This study examined recipients' perceptions of workplace discipline. Females delivering discipline were perceived to be less effective and less fair than males. Both recipients' biases and behavior differences by male and female supervisors appear to contribute to reduced effectiveness. These results suggest the need to raise the awareness of managers and subordinates regarding potential negative reactions to females administering discipline. Special training in discipline delivery for female managers may also be warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-561
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Management
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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