This study was supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation and from the Israel Institute of Business Research at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Management. We are grateful to Steven Stumpf for his sound advice on an earlier version of this paper.
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: A Case of No Sex Bias in Attribution1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 15, Issue 6, pages 516–530, September 1985
How to Cite
Izraeli, D. N., Izraeli, D. and Eden, D. (1985), Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: A Case of No Sex Bias in Attribution. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15: 516–530. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1985.tb00917.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This study examines the effects of informational cues on the attribution of success in a masculine task. Israeli managers (subjects) first evaluated the performance of a fictitious male/female manager and then attributed a cause to his/her success in attaining the managerial position. As predicted, performance evaluation affected the attribution and manager sex did not. An unexpected association between leadership style and attribution was found. Implications of these findings for female managers and for further research are considered.