Generational impact on female workforce perception, based on gender roles, self-esteem and gender discrimination.

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Fitzgerald, Sarah
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The purpose of this study was to examine whether there was a significant difference between the variables of age, gender and occupation in the context of gender discrimination, gender-roles and self-esteem. Participants consisted of 34 males and 96 females. Occupation was determined as either student or employed. Ages ranged between 5 groups of 18-60 year olds. Results showed a significant difference between age groups 1, 3 and 5 in relation to self-esteem. In relation to Females within both occupational groups (student/employed) and their stigma consciousness, results concluded a significant relationship between occupation and gender discrimination. Otherwise results were consistently inconclusive between males and females on attitudes towards gender discrimination and gender-roles. Author Keywords: Gender roles, gender discrimination, selfesteem, workplace