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Testing for Backlash in Hiring: A Field Experiment on Agency, Communion, and Gender
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6456-5735
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6134-0058
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Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5620-4745
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Personnel Psychology, ISSN 1866-5888, E-ISSN 2190-5150, Vol. 13, no 4, 204-214 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gender stereotypes describe women as communal and men as agentic. Laboratory based research (Rudman & Glick 1999; 2001) suggests that trying to disconfirm such descriptive gender stereotypes (e.g., women self-promoting their agency), entails the risk of hiring discrimination due to violation of prescriptive gender stereotypes: a backlash. To examine whether backlash occurs when applying for real jobs, we conducted a field experiment. Gender, agency and communion were manipulated in the personal profile of 5,562 applications sent to 3,342 job openings on the Swedish labor market. The dependent variable was whether the application resulted in an invitation to a job interview or not. The results do not offer any support for the backlash hypothesis at this stage in the recruitment process.

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2014. Vol. 13, no 4, 204-214 p.
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gender discrimination, backlash, agency, communion
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Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35885DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000126ISI: 000348056200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-35885DiVA: diva2:731838
Available from: 2014-07-02 Created: 2014-07-02 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved

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