Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Chi Zhang

Second Advisor

Courtney Hatch


Flexible work arrangements are becoming more prominent after the Covid-19 pandemic. These flexible work arrangements, including flextime and flexplace structures, better allow for working individuals to find a work-life balance and have been shown to improve morale and productivity. However, previous studies have found that gender biases impact the utilization of flexible work arrangements as well as the attitudes and perceptions towards those who employ them. We propose that these gender bias impacts on the utilization and perception of flexible work arrangements will differ between college students with no work experience from the data collected using individuals in the workforce, broadening the understanding of when these gender biases on flexible work are formed and how current college students view flexible work. Data for testing research questions were collected from 120 student respondents using a Qualtrics survey. T-Tests and ANOVA were used to test the model. The findings suggest that college students are biased based on gender in regard to their attitudes towards flexible work practices. These biases are formed before entering the workforce and have significant implications when looking through a managerial lens. Several consequential suggestions for further research into gender biases and their connection to flexible work arrangements are discussed.