Attitudes toward managers in Turkey: the effects of gender of employees, gender of managers and social dominance orientation

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2016
Emeksizoğlu, Nur Gurur
The main aim of the present study was to explore the effects of gender of employees, gender of managers, and social dominance orientation on attitudes toward managers in Turkey. Additionally, the study aimed to test whether priming social dominance orientation has any effect on attitudes toward managers. Accordingly, 417 employees had participated to the study. While 231 of them are women, 186 of them are men. Their age means are 28.45 (SD = 6.33) and 29.09 (SD = 6.34), respectively. According to the data analyses, men employees who take priming and having high social dominance orientation show more negative attitudes toward women managers than women employees who do not take priming and having low social dominance orientation. Additionally, it was found that employees high in social dominance orientation show more negative attitudes toward women managers than employees low in social dominance orientation. Also, the present study showed that women employees have more positive attitudes toward women managers than men do. Finally, it is seen that attitudes toward women managers are more positive than attitudes toward men managers for women employees, whereas attitudes toward men managers are more positive than attitudes toward women managers for men employees. Based on the results, contributions of this thesis to the literature are (1) comparing genders of employees and managers within the context of attitudes toward managers, (2) investigating the effect of social dominance orientation on attitudes toward managers in Turkey, (3) using priming method to see the effect of gender-based social dominance orientation on attitudes toward managers.

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N. G. Emeksizoğlu, “Attitudes toward managers in Turkey: the effects of gender of employees, gender of managers and social dominance orientation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.