Book Chapter

In the company of women: The well-being consequences of working with (and for)other women

CT Kulik, I Metz, JA Gould

Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women | Published : 2016

Abstract

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016.This chapter explores how women’s well-being in organizational contexts is enhanced – but also diminished – by other women. On the one hand, the relational demography literature, particularly research based on social categorization and social identity theories, suggests that women will be attracted to other women and are likely to advocate on their behalf. On the other hand, the literature on mentoring and leadership provides evidence that women can be disadvantaged by female mentors and supervisors. Further, research based on status characteristics theory suggests that the mere presence of other women may devalue occupations and organizationa..

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