How quota-based procedures affect the self-ascribed fit and motivation of European women and men striving for leadership positions

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (9 September 2015). How quota-based procedures affect the self-ascribed fit and motivation of European women and men striving for leadership positions. In: 14th congress of the Swiss Society for Psychology (SGP). Geneva, Switzerland. 08.-09.09.2015.

The consequences of quota-based hiring policies on women’s and men’s self-ascribed fit and motivation to apply for leadership positions were investigated in the European context. 389 management students (195 women, 194 men) from Switzerland, Germany, and Austria received job advertisements varying in their gender policies. Interestingly, women’s and men’s self-ascribed fit and motivation to apply did not differ when no policy was included. Instead, participant’s agency was the relevant predictor leading to higher perceived fit, resulting in higher inclination to apply. When women were either explicitly invited to apply or preferentially treated when equally qualified, they reported higher fit and inclination to apply compared to both the control condition and men. In contrast, when a quota of 40% women should be established, neither women’s fit nor motivation to apply were increased beyond the levels of the control or men’s. Men were not affected by the different policies.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Nater, Christa and Sczesny, Sabine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christa Nater

Date Deposited:

05 Aug 2015 08:36

Last Modified:

11 May 2016 13:54

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70664

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