Sign up & Download
Sign in

Bias against overweight job applicants: Further explorations of when and why

by Lisa M. Finkelstein, Rachel L. Frautschy Demuth, Donna L. Sweeney
Human Resource Management ()


We investigated the impact of job candidate weight (average or overweight) on several job-related ratings following a videotaped mock interview. In ad-dition to weight, we manipulated the race of the applicant, level of job qual-ifications, and type of job (e.g., public or private contact). We also measured the effect of rater race and negative affect on multiple work-relevant ratings. Weight, applicant race, job qualifications, and job type each had a modest but significant impact on ratings of hireability, performance capacity, adapt-ability, and interpersonal skills, in varying combinations. The implications of these results for practice and future research are provided. © 2007 Wiley Pe-riodicals, Inc. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

11 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
by Academic Status
27% Ph.D. Student
18% Student (Master)
18% Associate Professor
by Country
9% Sweden
9% Brazil
9% Republic of Singapore

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Already have an account? Sign in