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2017 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The 2017 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award was presented to Uzay Dural at the International Leadership Association’s 19th Annual Global Conference. 

About Uzay Dural

Uzay Dural, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of organizational psychology in Turkey. She received her B.S.c. in Psychology from Bogazici University (2007) and Ph.D. in Management from Sabanci University (2016). Her research focuses on female leadership, implicit prejudice at work, employee well-being and caregiving in health organizations. Her dissertation received 2017 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award and it was selected as the official finalist of 2017 Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her work highlights the perceived leader characteristics and high quality exchange with leader in shaping employees’ implicit prejudice toward women in management and provides critical implications for policy makers.


Drawing upon dynamic view of leadership, this study examined how implicit prejudice toward female leadership changed following exposure to a female leader at work over time. Three-wave longitudinal data were collected from civil servants of 11 municipalities in Turkey. Participants were from five municipalities with a female mayor for the first time in their history (n = 147) and six municipalities with a male municipality mayor (n = 160). Multiple indicator latent growth modeling analyses revealed a significant moderating effect of high quality exchange with a female mayor, perceived agentic characteristics attributed to a female mayor and men’s attribution of higher success to organization in reducing implicit prejudice toward female leadership.