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The Effects of Job Title and Task Composition on Job and Incumbent Perceptions1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 19, Issue 9, pages 744–757, June 1989
How to Cite
Cleveland, J. N. and Smith, L. A. (1989), The Effects of Job Title and Task Composition on Job and Incumbent Perceptions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 19: 744–757. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1989.tb01256.x
The authors would like to thank Kevin R. Murphy and George Thornton for their helpful comments.
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The contribution of job content and job title to the gender-related perceptions of a job and an incumbent was examined. Two hundred thirty subjects were asked to rate job descriptions that varied in job title (masculine or feminine) and in the proportion of masculine and feminine tasks, using four dependent measures. Results indicated a job title and a job content main effect for three of the four dependent measures (ratings of the gender-type of the job, of most probable incumbent, and of probable success). There were no job title × job content interactions. The findings suggested that job title and job content contributed independently to the overall perceptions of a job. Implications for future research are discussed.