Bias against overweight job applicants in a simulated employment interview.

  title={Bias against overweight job applicants in a simulated employment interview.},
  author={Regina Pingitore and Bernard Dugoni and R. Scott Tindale and Bonnie Spring},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={79 6},
This study assessed whether moderately obese individuals, especially women, would be discriminated against in a mock employment interview. Potential confounding factors were controlled by having 320 Ss rate videotapes of a job interview that used the same professional actors appearing as normal weight or made up to appear overweight by the use of theatrical prostheses. Results suggested that bias against hiring overweight job applicants does exist, especially for female applicants. Bias was… CONTINUE READING

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