The interactive effects of race, gender, and job type on job suitability ratings and selection decisions
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Soc. Psychol.
BLACK-WOMEN; SEX; WHITE; ATTRIBUTIONS; SUPERVISOR; ADVANTAGE; MANAGERS; Psychology, Social
The present study examined the main and interactive effects of race, gender, and job type on job suitability ratings and selection decisions. Consistent with the double-advantage additive effects model of race and gender, highly educated Black women were rated as more suitable for jobs and more likely to be selected for jobs requiring high levels of cognitive ability than were comparably educated White men, White women, or Black men. These results suggest that selection decisions might be jointly determined by race, gender, and the nature of a job. The implications of these findings for overcoming biases in employment-related decision making are discussed.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Article; Proceedings Paper
"The interactive effects of race, gender, and job type on job suitability ratings and selection decisions" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3816.