Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/37043
This framed field experimental study addresses recruiter prejudice in a resumé screening setting. Participants (N = 646) read a job description and one applicant resumé, then answered questions about their perception of the applicant, followed by demographic items and personality test of the recruiters themselves. The objectives of the study were to test if recruiters evaluated parental job applicants differently based on their gender and relationship status. Furthermore, the attributes and personality of the recruiters themselves were tested for effects on their evaluations. Lastly, prejudice is measured in two different ways, building on theories of taste-based and statistical discrimination. Differences in recruiter evaluations were tested for mediation through these two types of prejudice measures. Reported intention from recruiters to hiring the different applicant profiles was analyzed, and several key findings were made. Firstly, recruiters reported a higher intention to hire mothers than fathers. Thereof, female recruiters had significantly higher intentions to hire mothers, but male recruiters appeared not to discriminate by applicant gender. Secondly, recruiters discriminated against singles and favoured marrieds. This relationship-based discrimination was not significantly disproportionate by applicant gender. Thirdly, personality dimensions Agreeableness and Openness to Experience in recruiters were related to their intention to hire applicants. Below-median scores in these personality traits predicted lower hiring intention towards female applicants and single mothers. None of the intergroup differences in recruiter hiring intention were found to be mediated through taste-based or statistical attributes.
|Employability of Parents of Different Gender and Relationship Status - Recruiter Attributes and Personality.pdf||1.65 MB||Opinn||Heildartexti||Skoða/Opna|
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