Effects of applicant sex, applicant physical attractiveness, type of rater and type of job on interview decisions

DAVID C. GILMORE, TERRY A. BEEHR, KEVIN G. LOVE

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Abstract

Applicant sex, applicant physical attractiveness, type of rater (120 students and 105 professional employment interviewers) and the type of job were manipulated experimentally in a 2 times 2 × 2 times 2 design. Physical attractiveness of job candidates had the broadest influence on employment decisions. There was no main effect for applicant sex, but professional interviewers were biased in favour of female applicants while student raters were not. Also, as expected, professional interviewers rated job applicants less leniently than students did. 1986 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational Psychology
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986

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