The Effects of Gender, Education, and Personal Skills Self-Confidence on Income in Business Management

The Effects of Gender, Education, and Personal Skills Self-Confidence on Income in Business... A pay disparity between men and women persists,especially in the higher echelons of the business world.This study investigates whether salaries in the businessmanagement field are affected by gender, hours worked, SAT score, college selectivity,college grades, an undergraduate degree in business,graduate degree attainment, leadership self-confidence,and social self-confidence. The sample consists of 941 men and women employed in businessmanagement; approximately 8% of this group are racialminority members. As anticipated, hours worked, collegeselectivity, college grades, a graduate degree, and leadership self-confidence are determinants ofincome. Most important is the finding that aftercontrolling for hours worked, education background, andself-confidence in personal skills, men still receive higher salaries than women. Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Effects of Gender, Education, and Personal Skills Self-Confidence on Income in Business Management

Sex Roles , Volume 38 (6) – Oct 6, 2004

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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