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 (2012) Attitudes towards women managers: development and validation of a new measure with Turkish samples. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 21 (3). pp. 426-455. ISSN 1359-432X (print) ; 1464-0643 (online)
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2011.557860
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.
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