The Social Identities of Women Lawyers

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Harriette Marshall


This study uses Q methodology to examine the social identities of women in
the final stages of law training. Statements concerning identity,
structured around Tajfel and Turner's status quo, social mobility, and
social change identity perspectives, formed the Q sample, which 40 women
sorted in terms of their representations of identity in a work context.
The completed Q sorts were factor analyzed, resulting in eight
representations of identity which were interpreted to reveal differing
emphases placed on gender identity and the relevance of other group

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Marshall, H. (2024). The Social Identities of Women Lawyers. Operant Subjectivity, 14(3). Retrieved from