Here’s a link to a Yahoo News story: Angry Men Get Ahead; Angry Women Get Penalized: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070803/us_nm/work_women_anger_dc_2
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A man who gets angry at work may well be admired for it but a woman who shows anger in the workplace is liable to be seen as “out of control” and incompetent, according to a new study presented on Friday.
She [Victoria Brescoll, a post-doctoral scholar at Yale University] conducted three tests in which men and women recruited randomly watched videos of a job interview and were asked to rate the applicant’s status and assign them a salary.
In the first, the scripts were identical except where the candidate described feeling either angry or sad about losing an account due to a colleague’s late arrival at a meeting.
Participants conferred the most status on the man who said he was angry, the second most on the woman who said she was sad, slightly less on the man who said he was sad, and least of all by a sizable margin on the woman who said she was angry.
“It’s an attitude that is not conscious,” Brescoll said. “People are hardly aware of it.”