Mendoza School of Business

Nice Women Finish Last At Work, Study Says

Published: August 16, 2011 / Author: Mendoza College

The following is an excerpt from an article in the Huffington Post that discusses Management Professor Tim Judge’s research on how disagreeable people, men in particular, earn substantially more than their agreeable colleagues. To read the entire article visit: Nice Women Finish Last At Work, Study Says.

While some studies defy expectations, others confirm long-held stereotypes.

In a paper that will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology titled “Do Nice Guys — And Gals — Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on Income,” for example, researchers found that the answer to that timeworn question was a resounding “yes.”

Results indicated that disagreeable people — men in particular — earn substantially more in the workforce than their agreeable colleagues.

But the study affirmed another long-held belief as well: in case you were in doubt, gender double standards still exist in the workplace.


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