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Attitudes towards women managers: development and validation of a new measure with Turkish samples

Aycan, Zeynep and Bayazıt, Mahmut and Berkman, Yonca and Borak Boratav, Hale (2011) Attitudes towards women managers: development and validation of a new measure with Turkish samples. (Accepted/In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2011.557860

Abstract

This study reports the development of a new instrument measuring attitudes towards women managers (ATWoM). To test its reliability and validity data were collected from 456 Turkish employees from 23 organizations. Reliability and validitiy of ATWoM's final version were also tested with a separate sample comprised 312 students enrolled in junior–senior undergraduate and MBA programmes. ATWoM's psychometric properties were superior to one of the most widely used instruments measuring the same construct, Women as Managers Scale (WAMS). ATWoM was negatively correlated with traditional attitudes towards gender roles and positively correlated with respondents' report of quality in their interaction with women managers and general preference to work with women managers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Attitudes; Gender role stereotypes; Scale construction; Women as Managers Scale; Women managers
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0058.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
ID Code:18622
Deposited By:Mahmut Bayazıt
Deposited On:29 Dec 2011 09:22
Last Modified:28 May 2012 15:03

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