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Backlash and 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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2015 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gender stereotypes describe women as communal and men asagentic. Laboratory based research (Rudman & Glick 1999; 2001)suggests that trying to disconfirm such descriptive genderstereotypes (e.g., women self-promoting their agency), entails therisk of hiring discrimination due to violation of prescriptive genderstereotypes: a backlash. To examine whether backlash occurs whenapplying for real jobs, we conducted a field experiment. Gender,agency and communion were manipulated in the personal profile of5,562 applications sent to 3,342 job openings on the Swedish labormarket. The dependent variable was whether the applicationresulted in an invitation to a job interview or not. The results do notoffer any support for the backlash hypothesis at this stage in therecruitment process.

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2015.
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Applied Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-50904DiVA: diva2:912670
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16th Annual convention of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, February 26-28, 2015, Long Beach, USA
Available from: 2016-03-17 Created: 2016-03-17 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved

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