Why don.t women feel.motivated?
A common complaint is that women don’t have the same type of motivation as men, especially when it comes to work, social interactions, family and career.
A recent study by researchers at Stanford University found that women tend to have a higher level of stress and anxiety when they’re faced with a new challenge.
“We found that when we were asked to identify a negative experience, we had lower levels of self-reported positive feelings and lower levels for positive feelings,” said lead author Kristina Bekhtari, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Stanford.
She said this can be due to factors such as stress and negative emotions and also that women’s job demands are more demanding.
“Women tend to be more stressed out by their jobs than men, and women tend also to be less able to cope with the emotional highs and lows of working with a team and with colleagues,” Bekhnari said.
“This leads to a more self-focused way of thinking about things.”
A common criticism of the work of women is that they are “working from home” or that they work from a desk.
A new study published in the journal Science suggests that there’s a lot more to the reasons why women don´t feel motivated.
Researchers looked at data from more than 7,000 people in the US.
The results showed that women were significantly less likely to have self-motivated at the end of the study.
That said, women were also significantly more likely to be in “low self-esteem” than men were.
Self-motivation is a key part of working as a team.
“Being able to identify, for example, a difficult challenge, and to overcome it, while being able to do it, is a critical skill that women need to have,” Breslow said.
The authors of the paper, however, say the study doesn’t necessarily mean that women aren’t motivated, just that they don’t feel that way.
“Our findings suggest that self-efficacy, or self-directedness, is an important, albeit somewhat understudied, component of women´s motivation,” the authors wrote.
“To our knowledge, this is the first empirical study to test the hypothesis that women feel less motivated because of their work-home arrangement.”