Stereotype Threat in the Workplace: Health and Safety Outcomes of Pregnancy and Work-Family Stereotype Threats

Mercoledì 18 Dicembre 2019 alle ore 14.00 presso la meeting room (223) Tahira Probst (Washington State University Vancouver, USA) terrà il seminario dal titolo "Stereotype Threat in the Workplace: Health and Safety Outcomes of Pregnancy and Work-Family Stereotype Threats”. 

Ingresso libero. 

--- Abstract ---

Stereotype threat (ST) occurs when individuals fear confirming negative stereotypes about groups with
which they identify and has been associated with impaired performance. While research on ST has
primarily focused on academic settings (e.g., gender-related ST and math performance), harmful
stereotypes exist within the workplace as well.  The purpose of this talk is to review a series of studies
investigating the health and safety outcomes of stereotype threat among pregnant employees (pregnancy-
related ST) and among workers with caregiving responsibilities (i.e., work-family ST).   
 
--- Biosketch ---
Tahira M. Probst is a Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Washington State University
Vancouver, USA.  Her research focuses on investigating questions related to economic stress and worker
health and safety, including the role of organizational culture and climate. She has developed several
measures related to job security perceptions and satisfaction, as well as underreporting of workplace
accidents and near misses. She is co-Editor in Chief of Stress and Health and sits on the Editorial Boards of
the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Military Psychology and the Journal of Business and
Psychology.

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