This study investigated the possible effects of sex on managerial value systems. A matched-subject design, involving 130 male and female managers, was utilized. Generally, the similarities in value systems of males and females outweighed the differences. However, contrary to traditional sex-role stereotypes, female managers placed a greater emphasis on their careers vs. family/home life than did male managers.
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Citation InformationPowell, G. N., Posner, B. Z., & Schmidt, W. H. (1984). Sex Effects on Managerial Value Systems. Human Relations, 37(11), 909–921. http://doi.org/10.1177/001872678403701103