Mendoza School of Business

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Published: August 15, 2011 / Author: Rachel Silverman

The following is an
excerpt from The Juggle blog in The Wall Street
that discusses  Management Professor Tim Judge’s
research on how
agreeable workers earn significantly
lower incomes than less agreeable ones.  To
read the entire article visit:
Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Do nice
guys finish last?

today’s WSJ, I report on a new study showing that men who rate themselves
highly “agreeable” tend to earn lower incomes than men who consider themselves
less cooperative.  “Mean girls” also earn more than more amenable women,
but the gap is much smaller.

study, “Do Nice Guys–and Gals–Really Finish Last?” by Beth A. Livingston of
Cornell University, Timothy A. Judge of the University of Notre Dame and
Charlice Hurst of the University of Western Ontario, is forthcoming in the
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


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