Congruencia de rol de género y aspiraciones de las mujeres a posiciones de liderazgo

Translated title of the contribution: Gender congruity and women's aspirations in leadership roles

Esther López-Zafra*, Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Alice H. Eagly

*Corresponding author for this work

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In recent years there are many popular claims about female advantage in leadership. However, research offers contradictory findings concerning this issue which generates an important debate. Research by Eagly and Carli (2003a, 2003b) resolves this debate by showing that female leaders have some advantages but still face prejudice as leaders. In this paper, we review research about the influence of women's aspirations to achieve leadership positions. Our results show that women anticipate problems as leaders because prejudice towards women leaders still exists, especially in masculine organizational contexts. We interpret these results on the basis of Eagly and Karau's (2002) role congruity theory.

Translated title of the contributionGender congruity and women's aspirations in leadership roles
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalRevista de Psicologia Social
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Aspirations
  • Attributions
  • Gender
  • Leadership
  • Prejudice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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