Promotion bias against female managers with children
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Stereotypes based on traditional sex-role attitudes are implicated as a major contributor to the glass ceiling. This barrier to top positions in organizations seems particularly impenetrable to women who opt to have children. MBA students made promotion recommendations on hypothetical candidates varying on gender, parent status and performance. Sex-role attitudes were measured to assess the potential relationship between traditional sex-role attitudes and the promotion of female managers with children. Results from multiple regression and correlation analyses suggest partial support for the hypotheses.