Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2009

Abstract

Nobody likes to be pigeonholed or reduced to a single stereotype. One reason could be because we believe ourselves to be products of multiple stereotypes: a combination of identities, such as "Asian", "female", "lawyer", "Gen X", "Christian", "Chinese", etc. While these labels connect us to like-individuals, they can also carry all sorts of connotations and expectations – positive, neutral and negative. For example, an Asian might be expected to outperform a non-Asian at mathematics because of stereotypes that Asians are mathematically inclined. Will such undue expectations affect the Asian's performance outcome? Research studies point to a 'Yes'.

Disciplines

Business | Human Resources Management

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1262

Subject(s)

Human Resources

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