In traditionally male-dominated fields, women are less willing to make sacrifices for their career because discrimination and lower fit with people up the ladder make sacrifices less worthwhile

Author/editor: Meeussen, L., Begeny, C., Peters, K. and Ryan, M.
Published in (Monograph or Journal): Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Publisher: Wiley
Year published: 2021


Women's lower career advancement relative to men is sometimes explained by internal factors such as women's lower willingness to make sacrifices for their career, and sometimes by external barriers such as discrimination. In the current research, positing a dynamic interplay between internal and external factors, the authors empirically test how external workplace barriers guide individuals' internal decisions to make sacrifices for the advancement of their careers.

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