Effects of Applicant Pregnancy on Hiring Decisions and Interview Ratings

  title={Effects of Applicant Pregnancy on Hiring Decisions and Interview Ratings},
  author={Jennifer L. Cunningham and Therese Hoff Macan},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The effects of pregnancy on hiring decisions during employment interviews are examined in a United States sample of 210 undergraduate business school students at a Midwestern university. A pregnant applicant was compared to a non-pregnant applicant with identical credentials and interview performance to explore any differences in interviewer ratings of qualifications and hiring by having participants view videotaped interviews. Results show that in spite of being viewed as equally qualified and… 
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