Corrupción y escándalo sexual: La importancia del género político


  • Magdalena Anna Żemojtel-Piotrowska Gdansk University
  • Alison Marganski Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Tomasz Baran Warsaw University
  • Jarosław Piotrowski University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Palabras clave: escándalo politicos, género estereotipos, teoría de violaciones esperadas, teoría de cambios en los estándares


Esta investigación experimental analiza las reacciones individuales hacia los políticos involucrados en algún escándalo, según el tipo de escándalo y al género del político (N=798). Fueron considerados los escándalos sexuales y la corrupción. Los resultados indicaron que las féminas ligadas a la política fueron juzgadas con mayor severidad y recibieron peores críticas que los políticos masculinos, esto independiente del tipo de escándalo. Para las féminas, el escándalo no solo afectó aspectos de su moralidad, sino también de su competencia profesional, algo que no pasa si el político es un hombre. Los resultados fueron discutidos dentro del marco de referencia de la teoría de violaciones esperadas (“expectancy violations theory”) y de la teoría de cambios en los estándares; las cuales predicen una evaluación y percepción mayormente negativa hacia las mujeres que se ven involucradas en algún tipo comportamiento inmoral, esto aún a pesar de que no exista prejuicio sobre la participación de las mujeres en la política.


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Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M. A., Marganski, A., Baran, T., & Piotrowski, J. (2016). Corrupción y escándalo sexual: La importancia del género político. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 33(1), 133-141.
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