The Influence of Ethnicity and Immigrant Status on Perceptions of Job Qualifications
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.
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Padilla, Jason, "The Influence of Ethnicity and Immigrant Status on Perceptions of Job Qualifications" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 575.