Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Social Media Viewing on Hirability Ratings and Salary Offers When Looking at Race and Sexual Orientation
by Caudill, Veronica, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2018, 82; 10808690
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine if getting personal information from a social media page, specifically Facebook, affects the final selection decision. This study aimed to examine the effect personal information, specifically race and sexual orientation, has on ratings of hirability and salary offers for male candidates. The study used the data of 105 Mechanical Turk participants who participated in a survey for a monetary incentive. It was hypothesized that homosexual candidates would receive lower hirability ratings and salary offers than heterosexual candidates. Additionally, it was hypothesized that African American candidates would receive lower hirability ratings and salary offers than Caucasian candidates. Finally, it was hypothesized that African American homosexual candidates would receive lower hirability ratings and salary offers than their counterparts. No significant main effects or interactions were found. Additional findings are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bartels, Lynn
Commitee: Nadler, Joel T., Pettibone, Jonathan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social psychology, Web Studies
Keywords: Discrimination, Race, Selection, Sexual orientation, Social media
Publication Number: 10808690
ISBN: 9780438018617
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