Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: A Case of No Sex Bias in Attribution

Dafna N. Izraeli*, Dove Izraeli, Dov Eden

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This study examines the effects of informational cues on the attribution of success in a masculine task. Israeli managers (subjects) first evaluated the performance of a fictitious male/female manager and then attributed a cause to his/her success in attaining the managerial position. As predicted, performance evaluation affected the attribution and manager sex did not. An unexpected association between leadership style and attribution was found. Implications of these findings for female managers and for further research are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-530
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 1985


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