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When LaKisha does not get a promotion she was expecting, she asks her supervisor to explain what happened. He tells her that the partners in the firm felt that the promotion would have created a lot of pressure on her and they wanted to protect her from that. The partners’ evaluation of LaKisha reflects which stereotype of women?


-Child


-Sex object


-Victim


-Mother


-None of these reflects a stereotype.

Child

Affirmative action laws


-sometimes result in unqualified candidates being hired, admitted, or promoted.


-apply only to individuals, not groups that have experienced discrimination.


-judge organizations by the intent of their hiring, admission, and promotion practices rather than end results.


-mandate a number of people that must be hired, admitted, or promoted at an organization.


-attempt to redress past discrimination for members of historically marginalized groups.

attempt to redress past discrimination for members of historically marginalized groups.

“Family friendly” policies in the workplace have been shown to have which effect?


-They are preferred by women but not by men.


-They decrease productivity in the workplace.


-They increase employee turnover.


-They decrease employee turnover and entice potential employees.


-They substantially increase the costs of running business.

They decrease employee turnover and entice potential employees.

At work, Nick feels pressure to be a pillar of strength among his colleagues. When he runs into trouble with a project, he feels like he cannot ask for help because others expect him to be independent and doing so may suggest he is not competent. What stereotype of men in the workplace does this kind of pressure reflect?


-Iron man


-Glass wall


-Sturdy oak


-Breadwinner


-Fighter

Sturdy Oak

Women’s careers can be hampered by which of the following informal practices?


-Workplace environments that focus on families and relationships.


-Segregation into jobs that offer little or no opportunity for advancement.


-Male mentors who attempt to impose male values and styles on women.


-Informal networks that require women to join men in games of golf and other sports, activities most women do not enjoy.


-All of these hamper women’s careers.

Not sure: All of these hamper women's careers

“Glass walls” is a metaphor to describe


-the difference in pay that women and men receive for the same job.


-an invisible barrier to women’s advancement in the workplace.


-sex segregation of jobs based on stereotypes of women.


-leave policies that discourage men from taking family leave.


-a new technology that lets supervisors monitor employees.

sex segregation of jobs based on stereotypes of women.

The Lilly Ledbetter Act of 2009


-bars employers from retaliating against employees who disclose or ask about pay schedules.


-overturned the “separate but equal” doctrine.


-expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include workers in same-sex relationships who need time to care for a partner or a partner’s child.


-states that wage discrimination occurs whenever an employee receives discriminatory pay.


-requires federal employers to provide maternity leave for all employees.

states that wage discrimination occurs whenever an employee receives discriminatory pay.

Which of the following is generally true about men’s and women’s leadership styles?


-Female managers are more likely than male managers to engage in caring, personal communication on the job.


-Subordinates judge male and female leaders to be equally effective.


-The most effective leaders incorporate elements of both masculine and feminine leadership.


-Male and female leaders may be judged differently even when they enact the same behaviors.


-All of these are generally true.

All of these are generally true.

Equal opportunity laws


-deal only with the present—not historical—discrimination.


-are the same thing as affirmative action.


-state how many minorities must be hired, promoted, or admitted at an institution.


-are judged by results, not intent.


-apply to groups, not individuals, that have suffered discrimination.

deal only with the present—not historical—discrimination.

The assumption that careers must follow linear, full-time patterns


-correctly assumes that workers are most productive and successful when they remain invested in and committed to a job for a long period of time and without interruption.


-negatively affects both men’s and women’s career trajectories.


-is based on work-patterns of previous eras that assumed a typical employee was a male worker with a stay-at-home wife.


-leads many women to choose to forego having families.


-has been rejected by most contemporary major corporations

is based on work-patterns of previous eras that assumed a typical employee was a male worker with a stay-at-home wife.