Title

The Effects of Obesity Discrimination On Hiring Decisions

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of obesity discrimination on hiring decisions. It was predicted that overweight individuals will be less likely to be hired than individuals of average weight. Additionally, it is hypothesized that overweight women will be less likely to be hired than overweight men. Participants were recruited from Western Oregon University. Perceived weight was indicated by photographs and hiring potential was measured via five questions that assessed eligibility of employment. A two-factor analysis of variance showed no significant main effect for weight, F(1,10) = .016, p>.05, 2 = .002), but there was a main effect found for gender, F(1,10) = 4.08, p>.05, n2 = .290). There was no significant interaction found between the two factors, F(1,10) = .304, p>.05, n2 = .03.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

The Effects of Obesity Discrimination On Hiring Decisions

WUC Pacific Room

This study investigated the effects of obesity discrimination on hiring decisions. It was predicted that overweight individuals will be less likely to be hired than individuals of average weight. Additionally, it is hypothesized that overweight women will be less likely to be hired than overweight men. Participants were recruited from Western Oregon University. Perceived weight was indicated by photographs and hiring potential was measured via five questions that assessed eligibility of employment. A two-factor analysis of variance showed no significant main effect for weight, F(1,10) = .016, p>.05, 2 = .002), but there was a main effect found for gender, F(1,10) = 4.08, p>.05, n2 = .290). There was no significant interaction found between the two factors, F(1,10) = .304, p>.05, n2 = .03.