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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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GONDIM, Sônia Maria Guedes; LIMA, Marcus Eugênio de Oliveira  and  ALVARO, José Luis. Gender e status in affects attribuitions at work: a Brazil-Spain intercultural study. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2006, vol.6, n.2, pp.165-195. ISSN 1984-6657.

The article presents the partial results of a research on the influence of gender and professional status in the attributions of emotions and affects. 465 college students from Madrid and Salvador took part of the study: 279 males e 182 females, ages varying from 19 to 56. It was a factorial design of type 4 (Professional Status: supervisor/leader versus employee/associate) X 2 (gender: Male versus Female). We consider as preceeding variables the gender, the country, the major and the working condition of the surveyed. The data presented in this article refer to a question in which it was asked to the queried to choose one of a series offive pictures of actors expressing basic emotions which would reveal their. predominant affects. The surveyed person would, then, write in the space below the photo which affect he/she thinks it was represented there. Some conclusions are indicated: i) the gender and status at work do have an influence on the attributions, confirming the hypothesis of the context's clue; and ii) the photograph depicting happiness was picked more by supervisors rather than by employees, especially in regards to the Brazilian participants

Keywords : emotions at work; affects attributions; intercultural research.

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