The impact of perceptions and stereotypes on women’s performance

A new study from King’s College suggests that stereotypes around women’s ability to play chess may explain why they underperform when competing against men. Move away from the world of chess to the world of work and there is plenty of research which shows the impact of how perceptions might impact a woman’s performance.

For example, a study published in the US National Bureau of Economic Research found that women consistently rated their performance lower than men. This was still the case when the average performance ratings were provided.

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