Quotation Schneidhofer, Thomas, Schiffinger, Michael, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2009. Men and Women - what else? Gender role types and their effects on objective career success over time. Academy of Management, Chicago/Illinois, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 7. - 11. August 2009.




Drawing on conceptualizations of Pierre Bourdieu’s (1930-2002) theory of field, habitus, and capital, as well as on a divergent (i. e., non-bipolar) reconstruction of gender, this paper analyzes the (joint) role of both gender and so-called gender role types for objective career success (income), relying on data from two cohorts of business school graduates. Based on the idea that gender and gender role types are part of career habitus, which progressively affects objective career success over time, the paper adopts a longitudinal perspective and assumes that both gender and gender role type (GRT) show their effect on income over time, with men achieving a higher income than females and masculine GRT being the most successful type for men, while being androgynous is the most successful female GRT. The results suggest that over time both gender (as predicted) and GRT are significant predictors of income, but the results concerning the interaction between gender and GRT are weaker and vary between the two cohorts.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Men and Women - what else? Gender role types and their effects on objective career success over time
Event Academy of Management
Year 2009
Date 7. - 11. August 2009
Country United States/USA
Location Chicago/Illinois


Schneidhofer, Thomas (Former researcher)
Schiffinger, Michael (Details)
Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
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