Effects of discriminatory interview questions and gender on applicant reactions

@article{Saks2006EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of discriminatory interview questions and gender on applicant reactions},
  author={Alan M. Saks and Julie M. McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of Business and Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={175-191}
}
Justice and signalling theory were used to explain the effects of discriminatory interview questions on applicant reactions. Participants were randomly assigned to a hypothetical interview condition with four, two or no discriminatory questions. Discriminatory questions had a significant negative effect on participant’s reactions to the interview and interviewer; perceptions of employee treatment; and intentions to pursue employment, accept a job offer, and recommend the organization to others… 

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