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Multi-level organizational factors that support and harm women’s self-confidence
2018 (English)In: Academy of Mangement Proceedings: 2018, Academy of Management , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Self-confidence has been designated a requisite individual characteristic for advancement in the workplace. Historically, self- confidence has been associated more with men than women. As a result, research on self-confidence in the workplace has been conceived within masculine behavioral paradigms under a guise of gender neutrality. The purpose of our study is to expose potential social and contextual factors not broadly examined in the extant literature on individual self-confidence in the workplace. Utilizing a problematizing approach, we developed two research questions: (1) what are the contextual and situational factors of the organizational environment that positively influence women’s self-confidence?, and (2) what are the contextual and situational factors of the organizational environment that negatively influence women’s self- confidence? In our analysis of qualitative survey results of a sample of 299 women professionals, we found that meso-level (social) and macro-level (organizational) factors contribute to women’s experience of self-confidence in the workplace, in addition to micro- level factors, that receive the bulk of scholarly attention. We propose that individual factors interact with social and organizational factors and support or impinge upon the attainment of self-confidence in the workplace. We include recommendations for further study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management , 2018.
Series
Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668, E-ISSN 2151-6561 ; 2018:1
Keywords [en]
Self-confidence, Gender, Women, Organizational Culture, Inclusion
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214733DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13792abstractOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-214733DiVA, id: diva2:1800783
Conference
AOM 2018, 78th Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, August 10-14
Available from: 2023-09-27 Created: 2023-09-27 Last updated: 2023-09-28Bibliographically approved

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