Title

The Relationship Between Gender, Attractiveness, and Hireability

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The present study investigated the differences in male and female perceptions of attractive versus unattractive job applicants of the opposite sex. The participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions, which consisted of either an attractive or unattractive male or female. An identical resume was attached to all of the photographs. It was predicted that participants would rate attractive members of the opposite sex as more employable. The second hypothesis expected men would rate attractive members of the opposite sex higher than women rated attractive members of the opposite sex. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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May 26th, 1:30 PM May 26th, 3:30 PM

The Relationship Between Gender, Attractiveness, and Hireability

WUC Pacific Room

The present study investigated the differences in male and female perceptions of attractive versus unattractive job applicants of the opposite sex. The participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions, which consisted of either an attractive or unattractive male or female. An identical resume was attached to all of the photographs. It was predicted that participants would rate attractive members of the opposite sex as more employable. The second hypothesis expected men would rate attractive members of the opposite sex higher than women rated attractive members of the opposite sex. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.