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Self-Confidence: The Invisible Force Behind the Gender Gap

Efe, Luisa Aylin LU and Hallegraeff, Jolein LU (2020) MGTN59 20201
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The global underrepresentation of women in the workplace is an ongoing issue. As a connection between self-confidence and career development has emerged, the topic of self-confidence has received growing attention over previous years. A gap between male and female self-confidence has been discovered and is consequently a likely cause and impact for the global gender gap, especially in high positioned jobs. This thesis analyzes the existence of a gender gap in a group of prospective managers: the Master in Management (MiM) class of 2020. To investigate the research questions, data was collected through both questionnaires and interviews. This research discovered a gender gap in self-confidence in the class. Additionally, the results confirm... (More)
The global underrepresentation of women in the workplace is an ongoing issue. As a connection between self-confidence and career development has emerged, the topic of self-confidence has received growing attention over previous years. A gap between male and female self-confidence has been discovered and is consequently a likely cause and impact for the global gender gap, especially in high positioned jobs. This thesis analyzes the existence of a gender gap in a group of prospective managers: the Master in Management (MiM) class of 2020. To investigate the research questions, data was collected through both questionnaires and interviews. This research discovered a gender gap in self-confidence in the class. Additionally, the results confirm the hypothesis that including self-developing elements in an academic program has the ability to empower students. This study emphasizes the need for self-development in academia in order to boost the students -especially the women’s- self-confidence. (Less)
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author
Efe, Luisa Aylin LU and Hallegraeff, Jolein LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Empowering Students Through Self-Development
course
MGTN59 20201
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Self-confidence, gender, gender gap, empowerment, self-development
language
English
id
9030783
date added to LUP
2020-10-16 14:29:16
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2020-10-16 14:29:16
@misc{9030783,
  abstract     = {The global underrepresentation of women in the workplace is an ongoing issue. As a connection between self-confidence and career development has emerged, the topic of self-confidence has received growing attention over previous years. A gap between male and female self-confidence has been discovered and is consequently a likely cause and impact for the global gender gap, especially in high positioned jobs. This thesis analyzes the existence of a gender gap in a group of prospective managers: the Master in Management (MiM) class of 2020. To investigate the research questions, data was collected through both questionnaires and interviews. This research discovered a gender gap in self-confidence in the class. Additionally, the results confirm the hypothesis that including self-developing elements in an academic program has the ability to empower students. This study emphasizes the need for self-development in academia in order to boost the students -especially the women’s- self-confidence.},
  author       = {Efe, Luisa Aylin and Hallegraeff, Jolein},
  keyword      = {Self-confidence,gender,gender gap,empowerment,self-development},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Self-Confidence: The Invisible Force Behind the Gender Gap},
  year         = {2020},
}