publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

John F. Dovidio; Victoria L. Brescoll; Mark J. Graham; Jo Handelsman; Corinne A. Moss-Racusin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
Abstract
Despite efforts to recruit and retain more women, a stark gender disparity persists within academic science. Abundant research has demonstrated gender bias in many demographic groups, but has yet to experimentally investigate whether science faculty exhibit a bias against female students that could contribute to the gender disparity in academic science. In a randomized double-blind study (n = 127), science faculty from research-intensive universities rated the application materials of a student—who was randomly assigned either a male or female name—for a laboratory manager position. Faculty participants rated the male applicant as significantly more competent an...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Social Sciences, Personnel selection, Science education, Salary, Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies), Psychological intervention, Clinical psychology, Social psychology, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Women in science, Psychology, Gender disparity
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