Attractive Supervisors: How Does the Gender of the Supervisor Influence the Performance of the Supervisees?
A series of field and laboratory experiments were conducted in which single-sex groups of male or female students competed in different intellectual tasks to earn money or university grades (N = 291). The supervisor of these groups was one of several young and attractive males or females. The results show that when the supervisor was a female, the performance of male participants was, on average, negatively influenced. Group size moderated this effect such that having a female supervisor produced a negative effect in small groups and a positive effect in large groups of male supervisees.
|Keywords||mixed-sex interaction, performance, supervision|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Koellinger, Ph.D., & Block, J.H.. (2012). Attractive Supervisors: How Does the Gender of the Supervisor Influence the Performance of the Supervisees? (No. ERS-2012-003-STR). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/31465