Men's and Women's Perceptions of the Gender Typing of Management Subroles

Leanne E. Atwater, Joan Brett, David Waldman, Lesley DiMare, Mary Virginia Hayden

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which subroles inherent in managerial positions are gender-typed and whether men or women engage in relatively more gender typing of managerial roles. We obtained perceptions of 19 management subroles from 263 business students in the United States Results confirmed predictions that some subroles are viewed as more feminine in nature whereas other subroles are perceived as more masculine. Male respondents saw most subroles as more masculine in nature than did female respondents. Results are discussed in terms of implications for researchers studying management, as well as for managers in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-199
Number of pages9
JournalSex Roles
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 2004


  • Gender
  • Management
  • Roles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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