Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors
Women supervisors, Supervisors -- Rating of, Employees -- Abuse of, Asian American women
Drawing on the shifting standards theory, intersectionality theory, double jeopardy theory, the lack of fit model and role congruity theory, I investigate whether there are differences in perceptions of abuse as a function of leader race (i.e., Asian and White) among women. Participants completed a Qualtrics survey in which they evaluated photos of Asian and White women supervisors and indicated the extent to which they believed the person in the photo would be abusive. Results did not reveal a significant difference in perceptions of abuse, but did reveal a significant difference in favor of Asian leaders in perceptions of friendliness and a desire to work with the leader in the photograph. Implications for Asian women in the workplace are discussed.
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Wu, Mari A., "Asian American Women in Leadership and Abusive Supervision" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 821.