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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Jonathan B
dc.contributor.authorSlaughter, Jerel E
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Aleksander P J
dc.contributor.authorRivin, Jessi M
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T17:30:11Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T17:30:11Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citationEvans, J. B., Slaughter, J. E., Ellis, A. P. J., & Rivin, J. M. (2019). Gender and the evaluation of humor at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(8), 1077-1087. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/apl0000395en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-9010
dc.identifier.pmid30730166
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/apl0000395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634562
dc.description.abstractAlthough research has added to our understanding of the positive and negative effects of the use of humor at work, scholars have paid little attention to characteristics of the humor source. We argue that this is an important oversight, particularly in terms of gender. Guided by parallel-constraint-satisfaction theory (PCST), we propose that gender plays an important role in understanding when using humor at work can have costs for the humor source. Humor has the potential to be interpreted as either a functional or disruptive work behavior. Based on PCST, we argue that gender stereotypes constrain the interpretation of observed humor such that humor expressed by males is likely to be interpreted as more functional and less disruptive compared with humor expressed by females. As a result, humorous males are ascribed higher status compared with nonhumorous males, while humorous females are ascribed lower status compared with nonhumorous females. These differences have implications for subsequent performance evaluations and assessments of leadership capability. Results from an experiment with 216 participants provides support for the moderated mediation model. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCen_US
dc.rights© 2019, American Psychological Association.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjecthumoren_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectstatusen_US
dc.subjectleadershipen_US
dc.subjectperformance evaluationen_US
dc.titleGender and the evaluation of humor at worken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Management & Orgen_US
dc.identifier.journalJOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGYen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleThe Journal of applied psychology
refterms.dateFOA2019-09-23T17:30:12Z


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