Journal of Critical Incidents
January 01, 2016
A female African American attorney was mentally reviewing her performance over the last 30 months to determine if she was likely to be retained at her current law firm—or even if she wanted to stay. Was she correct in feeling as though she would always have to demonstrate super-competence, given her gender and ethnicity? Self-as-source stereotype threat as well as other-as-source stereotype threat underpin an examination of issues related to performance evaluation, promotion, and retention in the legal profession.