Title

The Influence of Ethnicity and Immigrant Status on Perceptions of Job Qualifications

Abstract

Using data from 138 students the present study assessed the effects of (a) immigrant status (U.S. citizen vs. immigrant) and (b) ethnicity (Anglo vs. Mexican) on ratings of applicants' job qualifications. Results revealed that there were main effects for ethnicity and immigrant status on job ratings. However, there was also a two-way interaction of ethnicity and immigrant status on the ratings. In particular, the results revealed that when applicants were U. S. citizens, Anglos were rated higher than Mexicans. However, when applicants were immigrants, Mexicans were rated higher than Anglos. In addition, the data revealed that age of the participants was negatively rated to ratings of applicant qualifications. Implications of the results for future research and practice are discussed.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2006

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Stone, Dianna

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Business Administration

Degree Program

Management

Subjects

Business Administration -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Business Administration

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022088

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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