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American Journal of Applied Psychology. 2019, 7(1), 11-19
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Workplace Gender Discrimination and Job Performance in Egypt: The Moderating Role of Equity Sensitivity

Mohamad Saad1,

1Department of Psychology, the British University in Egypt, Cairo, 11837, Egypt

Pub. Date: January 24, 2019

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Mohamad Saad. Workplace Gender Discrimination and Job Performance in Egypt: The Moderating Role of Equity Sensitivity. American Journal of Applied Psychology. 2019; 7(1):11-19. doi: 10.12691/ajap-7-1-2


Workplace gender discrimination is a significant problem in Egypt. However, there is limited research on Workplace gender discrimination and its consequences. The current research tries to examine the relationships between workplace gender discrimination and task and contextual job performances. Moreover, the moderating effect of equity sensitivity on these relationships is also investigated. A convenience sample on 312 working women was drawn from different work settings in Cairo, Egypt. They responded to a three-part questionnaire that assesses workplace gender discrimination, equity sensitivity, and job performance. The results indicated that workplace gender discrimination was negatively associated with both of task and contextual performances. Moreover, equity sensitivity was found to moderate the relationship between workplace gender discrimination and contextual performance only. These results were discussed in the light of the extant theoretical and empirical literature. In addition, limitation, future research and conclusion are also reported.

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