Testing for time-based correlates of perceived gender discrimination

J Allied Health. 2005 Fall;34(3):130-7.


Using a sample of 201 medical technologists (MTs) over a five-year period, this study extends initial findings on perceived gender discrimination (PGD) by Blau and Tatum (2000) by applying organizational justice variables and internal-external locus of control as hypothesized correlates of PGD. Three types of organizational justice were measured: distributive, procedural, and interactional. General relationships found include locus of control being related to PGD such that internals perceived lower PGD. Also, distributive, procedural, and interactional justice were negatively related to PGD. However, increasing the time interval between these correlates weakened their relationships. The relationship of interactional justice to PGD remained the most "resistant" to attenuation over time.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Personnel*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control*
  • Male
  • Prejudice*
  • Time Factors