Mutual Representations of Women and Men in the Workplace

Authors

  • Safa Bennamate Doctoral researcher under the guidance of Professor Ahmed El Bouazzaoui within the research team in Social and Clinical Psychology and Work (PSCT) in Rabat, Morocco. Author
  • Ahmed El Bouazzaoui Teaching researcher and director of the research team in Social and Clinical Psychology and Work (PSCT). Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.60087/jklst.vol2.n3.p148

Keywords:

Mutual representation, social categorization, social partitions

Abstract

This article aims to study gender relations in the workplace and the different strategies employed by both men and women through the theory of social categorization. In a patriarchal society like Morocco, where men outnumber women in the workforce, what identity strategies will women implement in the workplace? And what social categories will both genders align themselves with in order to gain a favorable position?

Following our study, we were able to validate our hypotheses that men would tend to align themselves with an expert-novice partition, positioning themselves as experts compared to women perceived as less competent. Meanwhile, women would align themselves more with an oppositional partition, in which they are seen as bearers of more positive values compared to men who are associated with negative values.

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Published

2024-01-13

How to Cite

Bennamate, S., & Bouazzaoui , A. E. (2024). Mutual Representations of Women and Men in the Workplace. Journal of Knowledge Learning and Science Technology ISSN: 2959-6386 (online), 2(3), 131-148. https://doi.org/10.60087/jklst.vol2.n3.p148