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The third volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology concentrates on the broader context of IWO psychology and the many factors influencing the adoption and implementation of IWO practices. Chapter topics include perspectives on IWO psychology around the world, organizational and societal considerations. Chapters have been arranged around 8 key themes: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Professional Context: History Part 3: Organizational Capabilities and Context Part 4: Strategic Management Part 5: Triple Bottom Line Part 6: Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues Part 7: Stress, Safety & Health Part 8: Managing Careers and Work Life Volume III offers a comprehensive overview of the field for anyone working in or studying managerial or organizational psychology.

Chapter 17: Women in Organizations: Understanding Barriers to Advancements of Female Employees

Women in Organizations: Understanding Barriers to Advancements of Female Employees
Women in Organizations: Understanding Barriers to Advancements of Female Employees
Afra AhmadAmanda AndersonIsaac SabatAshley MembereEden King
Introduction

Men and women are almost equally represented in the United States labor force (53% and 46.7%, respectively; US Department of Labor, 2010), a rate similar to women's participation in the labor market globally (52%; Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2010). Yet, women experience the workplace in a meaningfully different way than their male counterparts. Stereotypes – likely derived from gendered social roles (Eagly, 1987) – fuel gender differences in work and family expectations and behavior. These stereotypes, in turn, give rise to gender differences in pay, developmental opportunities, rates of advancement, and interpersonal treatment.

Compared with men, women are facing ...

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