Corruption and sexual scandal: the importance of politician gender
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska , Alison Marganski , Tomasz Baran , Jarosław Piotrowski
AbstractThe current experimental study analyzes individuals’ reactions to politicians involved in scandals as a function of scandal type and politician sex (N = 798). Corruption and sexual scandals were considered. The re-sults indicate that female politicians were judged more harshly than male politicians involved in scandals regardless of the type of scandal. Scandal affected not only assessment of their morality but also competence, contra-ry to assessment of men. The results were discussed in reference to expec-tancy violations theory and shifting standards theory which predicts more negative evaluation of women involved in immoral behavior despite lack general prejudices toward women in politics.
|Other language title versions||Corrupción y escándalo sexual: la importancia del género de un político|
|Journal series||Anales de Psicologia, ISSN 0212-9728|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||political scandal, gender stereotypes, expectancy violations theory, shifting standards theory|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 20.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 20.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.871 (2) - 2016=0.92 (5)|
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