Conference Proceedings

The Contingent Effects of Gender on Performance and Turnover: A Meta- analytic Review

J Son

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management Meeting | Published : 2012


A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate gender differences in task performance, contextual performance, creative performance, and turnover. Using data from 75,601 individuals across 70 studies, we also examined the moderating effects of job characteristics, i.e., job sex typing and job complexity, and individual tenure on gender differences in task performance. Results suggest that men receive higher supervisory ratings than women. However, women outperformed men in terms of contextual performance and creative performance. Job complexity, sex typing of the job, and individual tenure emerged as significant moderators.

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