Date of Award

2-28-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Larry Martinez

Subjects

United States -- Race relations -- Psychological aspects, Asian American women -- Social conditions, Intersectionality

DOI

10.15760/honors.840

Abstract

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.

Persistent Identifier

ttps://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/32546

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