Latest Gender role Stories

feeling bad at work
2014-08-23 10:25:28

University of Liverpool Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes. In a Special Issue published in Human Relations, Dr. Dirk Lindebaum from the University’s Management School, together with his co-author Professor Peter Jordan, developed a new line of study, and commissioned research to further explore the role of emotions in the...

2014-08-19 23:09:37

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Host Points to Women’s Traditional Roles in Healing and Water Supply Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Since the earliest prehistoric times, women have played a dominant role in caring for the sick and obtaining the necessary fresh water that sustains all terrestrial life. Citing these traditional roles of women, water activist Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, has issued a challenge to the world’s...

Apple Employee Diversity Report
2014-08-14 04:20:55

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple has become the latest of the large tech companies to release data on employee diversity. The figures reflect a lack of diversity already seen in previous reports by the likes of Google and Yahoo. In his message introducing Apple’s Diversity Report, the company’s CEO Tim Cook said, “I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve...

STEM careers for women
2014-08-13 12:23:24

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati New research shows the importance of social support for women preparing for STEM careers. As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those research professions Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s psychology program, presented her findings at the...

Businesswomen in meeting
2014-08-13 10:48:42

Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School study finds gender stereotypes continue to affect workplace behavior Recent research has suggested that women play better with others in small working groups, and that adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. But a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that this is only true when women work on teams that aren’t competing against each other. Force...

Do Women Need To ‘Man Up’ For Male-dominated Fields?
2014-08-11 03:20:54

Michigan State University Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that’s part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process. In a laboratory experiment, women who described themselves using masculine-like traits (assertive, independent, achievement oriented) were evaluated as more fitting for the job than those who emphasized female-like traits (warmth,...

first date science
2014-07-27 04:31:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While men tend to be attracted to ladies who seem nice on a first date, women seem to prefer guys who play hard to get, according to new research appearing in Friday’s edition of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. According to Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent for The Telegraph, the study found that men who were responsive to women during a first date were more likely to seem “unmanly” or “manipulative,”...

2014-07-23 23:30:58

Prevail Per-Fit Men and Per-Fit Women protective underwear are currently in-stock at CapeMEDex, a national distributor for Prevail products. As functional as they are comfortable, the technology and innovation that went into the customized features of the Prevail Per-Fit Men and Per-Fit Women protective underwear gives these products not only great leakage protection, but soft, form-fitting comfort at a price that makes them the top choice for home care residents and residents in long term...

social interaction stereotypes
2014-07-17 07:56:10

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout the years, we have all had to deal with the unfair notion that women talk more than men. Women deal with the stereotype that not only do they talk more, but that their talk also tends to be gossip, while chatty men have to deal with name calling and unfair stigmas. In fact, because of the stereotype that women talk more than men, we all have to deal with unfair stigmas. But is there any truth to this idea of the more...

the advantage for female students didn't become apparent until junior or middle school
2014-04-30 05:07:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most disturbing topics in education today is the seeming disparity between grades in math and science for boys and girls. A new study from the University of New Brunswick, however, reveals that girls have made higher grades than boys throughout their school careers for nearly a century, despite stereotypes. "Although gender differences follow essentially stereotypical patterns on achievement tests in which boys typically...

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