I want to succeed, and I can succeed. Examining the moderating role of achievement values and self-efficacy on women’s task choices and implicit association with leadership

  • Eva Riering University of Groningen

Abstract

Despite long-standing progress, women remain
underrepresented in managerial positions. Rising to
leadership might require women to overcome norms that
promote gender-congruent behavior. This study
investigated the impact of exposure to a traditional male
stereotype on women’s implicit association between
gender and leadership and the number of nontraditional
leadership roles they choose. The study also examined
whether high scores on self-efficacy and achievement
values moderate the impact of the gender conformity
exposure. Results indicated that self-efficacy and
achievement values directly predicted more agentic work
roles chosen by women. Surprisingly, gender conformity
cues increased participants’ willingness to compete for
agentic tasks.

How to Cite
RIERING, Eva. I want to succeed, and I can succeed. Examining the moderating role of achievement values and self-efficacy on women’s task choices and implicit association with leadership. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 5, p. 1-4, dec. 2019. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/sure/article/view/4192>. Date accessed: 30 mar. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v5.4192.
Published
2019-12-03