Singaporeans Don't Especially Like Women Bosses
Most don't care, but more are disdainful of women than in rest of Asia
- Nearly 2 in 3 Singaporeans don’t care whether their boss is male or female, far more than the 44% who say so worldwide — but those Singaporeans who do care heavily favor male bosses.
- Manpower Staffing Services’ latest international survey included 625 respondents in Singapore. While 63% indicated no preference, only 9% of Singaporeans said women are better bosses than men. By contrast, the figure is 13% for all of Asia and 18% worldwide.
- In addition, only 2% of Singaporean men said they would prefer a female supervisor, and just 10% of women gave fellow women high marks as bosses.
- Josh Goh, Senior Manager of Corporate Services at Global Manpower Professionals Group in Singapore noted to the newspaper asiaone that with far fewer female bosses than male ones in the city-state, many respondents might be reflecting stereotypical perceptions rather than actual experience or judgment.
The asiaone article