The effects of group proportions on group dynamics

Pamela S. Tolbert, Alice O. Andrews, Tal Simons

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intergroup dynamics that occur within larger organizational units / question of interest is how changes in the relative sizes of subgroups affect the relationships between the subgroups / social contact theories predict that relationships should improve as a minority subgroup increases in size, but competition theories predict the opposite / predictions from these 2 perspectives are tested by analyzing the changing proportions of women faculty members in sociology departments from the late 1970s through the late 1980s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity in Work Teams
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Paradigms for a Changing Workplace
EditorsS.E. Jackson, M.N. Ruderman
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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