Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Reactions to Homosexual Job Applicants: Implications of Gender and Sexual Orientation on Hiring Decisions, Salary Appointment, Agency, and Communality
by Pyatt, Jodie L., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 69; 1561076
Abstract (Summary)

In the United States, workplace discrimination against African-Americans and women has been a primary focus of Industrial/Organizational psychology research (Ruggs, Law, Cox, Roehling, Wiener, Hebl, & Barron, 2013). I hope to broaden our understanding of discrimination by examining lesbians and gay men in the workplace. In this 2 (gender) by 2 (sexual orientation) design, lesbians and gay men received the same hiring ratings and salary appointments as heterosexual applicants for a male-oriented job. There were, however, significant differences in agency with lesbians receiving the highest ratings. Results showed that applicants may want to consider the perceptions of agency for a male-oriented job instead of focusing on sexual orientation or gender in the initial hiring process. Implications, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bartels, Lynn K.
Commitee: Dudley, MIchael G., Nadler, Joel T.
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 53/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: GLBT Studies, Psychology, Gender studies
Keywords: Agentic, Communal, Gender, Hiring decisions, Salary appointment, Sexual orientation
Publication Number: 1561076
ISBN: 978-1-321-05272-5
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