Interpreting Worker Responses to Questions About Pack Out Books in Gender Integrated and Non-Gender Integrated Work Environments Inside Library

6 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2019

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Craig Passley

DuPage County Historical Museum

Date Written: October 13, 2019

Abstract

The work environment can be gender integrated or non-gender integrated, while males and females pack out books inside a library. 42 men and 36 women were interviewed to determine their feelings about gender integrated and non-gender integrated work environments, in which, males and females pack out books inside a library. Their responses were coded, using the Coding Rubric for Expectancy Violation. The results indicated significant relationships between sex and expectancy violation for the three work environments: (a) male only, (b) female only, and (c) both males and females. When male and female workers pack out books inside a library, men and women favor masculine/masculinity traits in a non-gender integrated work environment, but men and women do not favor either feminine/femininity or masculine/masculinity traits in a gender integrated work environment.

Keywords: gender composition, library, book, pack out, gender bias, expectancy violation

Suggested Citation

Passley, Craig, Interpreting Worker Responses to Questions About Pack Out Books in Gender Integrated and Non-Gender Integrated Work Environments Inside Library (October 13, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3469271 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3469271

Craig Passley (Contact Author)

DuPage County Historical Museum ( email )

Wheaton, IL

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