Study exploring the effects of being “excluded” at work finds men and women react equally to such stress.

August 17, 20171 minute read

A study, reported in Science Daily, set out to determine if women working in male-dominated environments become stressed because of their “nature” or because of the workplace climate.

The study concluded that “conditions associated with male-dominated professions are what cause token women to report experiencing high levels of stress in the workplace. The answer isn’t to ‘fix’ the women by teaching them to be less sensitive, because when women and men are exposed to the exact same social conditions, they actually have the same stress response. A better answer might be to address the workplace social exclusion faced by minorities in their occupations.”