SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Female workers suffer more stress when working under female bosses, a study has found.
Based on a Korean Labor Economic Association report looking at the impact a boss’s gender has on female workers’ careers, women in the workplace experience 3.5 percent higher stress levels when their direct superior is of the same gender.
The report’s findings suggest that having more colleagues who are female results in a more stressful working environment for women. Female employees with a woman as their superior working in an office where 50 to 75 percent were women experienced the greatest amounts of stress.
Entry level and junior female employees working for a female supervisor were found to be 20.1 percent less likely to receive a promotion than those with a male superior.
A member of the Korean Labor Economic Association said, “With women in leadership positions either enforcing stringent standards on their female subordinates or interacting with them in a competitive manner, the measured stress coefficient of women in the workplace is high, and their chances of promotion have fallen as they hold low positions.”
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)