I was quite shocked by that statistic to be honest. Could it be that managers are more harsh on male employees compared to females due to (unfortunate) gender stereotypes? Is it a pride thing?
The same study also claims that men are more likely than women to quit after a bad review. What are your thoughts?
Have a read of this article:
Beyond millennials' trouble with performance reviews, male employees have a particularly hard time with the process. Twenty-five percent of men — versus 18 percent of women — have cried after a review from their manager. More men than women looked for another job or quit after receiving a review, too. Adobe used this survey to say that companies should consider abandoning formal reviews, which the software company did in 2012. Fifty-five percent of office workers surveyed said they wished their own companies would get rid of or at least change the review process.