Stereotyping in the Workplace: Definition, Examples & Effects


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What is a stereotype?

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1. What role do stereotypes play in the workplace?

2. Which of the following can form the basis for a stereotype in the workplace?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although there are rare times when stereotypes can be helpful, they are harmful most of the time.This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the problems with positive and negative stereotypes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items in regards to a workplace:

  • Way in which a positive stereotype can hurt
  • Term individuating information in relation to the workplace
  • Things that can form a basis for a stereotype
  • Role stereotypes play
  • Definition of stereotype

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related workplace stereotyping lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of individuating information in connection with the use of harmful negative stereotypes
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way positive and negative stereotypes can affect a workplace

Additional Learning

To learn more about the problems with positive and negative stereotypes, review the corresponding lesson called Stereotyping in the Workplace: Definition, Examples & Effects. This lesson will help you:

  • Know the definition of a stereotype
  • Explore the ways in which positive stereotypes can lead to added pressure in the workplace
  • Realize the way in which stereotypes can be helpful occasionally
  • Understand how harmful negative stereotypes can be in the workplace