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Конструиране на въпросник за диагностика на отношенията между мъжете и жените на работното място
Constructing male-female relations at work questionnaire

Author(s): Emanuela Paunova-Markova, Irina Zinovieva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Organizational Psychology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: male-female relations; work setting; questionnaire

Summary/Abstract: The study focuses on the interactions between men and women in work context. Instead of following the well-established research paths with political and prescriptive nature such as equal opportunities and glass ceiling, sexual harassment, or dealing with organizational romance, the present study focuses on the day-to-day interactions of the two sexes in the work process. We develop a questionnaire to diagnose these relations and describe the first steps of its standardization. The Questionnaire contains four scales: a) Formal Interactions among persons of the two sexes in the process of task execution; b) Hierarchical Interactions with persons of the same and the opposite sex in work context; c) Informal Interactions between colleagues of the two sexes; and d) Romance between colleagues. The results show good psychometric properties of the new instrument. Some limitations of the scales are discussed as well.