Faculty Publications

Title

What is acceptable for women may not be for men: The effect of family conflicts with work on job-performance ratings

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Volume

77

Issue

4

First Page

553

Last Page

564

Abstract

We conducted a laboratory study examining the effect of a family conflict with work on performance appraisal ratings given to men and women. Overall, the experience of a family conflict was associated with lower performance ratings, and ratee sex moderated this relationship. Men who experienced a family conflict received lower overall performance ratings and lower reward recommendations than men who did not, whereas ratings of women were unaffected by the experience of a family conflict. The sex bias was not evident when performance was evaluated on the more specific dimension of planning. Neither rater gender nor work-family role attitudes moderated the sex bias. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2004

DOI of published version

10.1348/0963179042596478

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