The gender and racial composition of the American workforce is rapidly changing. As more women in particular enter the workforce and as they enter jobs that have traditionally been dominated by men, issues related to sex and gender in work settings have become increasingly important and complex. Research addressing sex and gender in the workplace is conducted in several distinct disciplines, ranging from psychology and sociology to management and economics. Further, books on gender at work often reflect either a more traditional management perspective or a more recent feminist perspective; rarely however, are these two orientations on women and work acknowledged within the same text. Thus, the principle goal of the book is to communicate a variety of social psychological literatures and research on gender issues that affect work behaviors to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in applied psychology and business.
Table of Contents
Contents: E.A. Fleishman, Series Forword. Preface. Part I:Introduction. Introduction to Women and Men in Organizations. Understanding Men's and Women's Experiences in the Workplace: Methods and Theoretical Perspectives. Part II:Process Underlying Male-Female Attitudes and Behavior in the Workplace. How Stereotypes Affect Our Perceptions of Men and Women at Work. Physical Attractiveness, Interpersonal Relationships, and Romance at Work. Language and Communication Among Organizational Members. Power and Relationships at Work. Part III:Women and Men in the Workplace: Important Individual and Organizational Outcomes. Gender Discrimination in the Workplace. Gender and the Legal Context in Which Men and Women Work. Sexual Harassment. Career Issues for Women and Men: Mentoring, Children, and Dual-Career Couples. Gender and Leadership. Stress, Health, and Gender. Part IV:What Do We Do With What We Know and Do Not Know? Managing Diversity: Research and Interventions.
"Cleveland, Stockdale, and Murphy have written a book that examines the scientific study of women and men in organizations. This book is interesting, insightful, thought-provoking, and at times enervating. It is also timely and important....On the whole, this book meets its objectives. It provides a thorough (and mostly objective) survey of research on women and men in organizations that will add value to college courses in a variety of disciplines. Although many of the topics covered are controversial and will spur heated debates, this book offers a stimulating basis for discussion and improved understanding."
"...this book enables the reader to acquire a good deal of information about gender dynamics, gender-related work issues, and the work realm in one single compilation."
—Psychology of Women Quarterly