Marital Status Bias in Perceptions of Employees

  title={Marital Status Bias in Perceptions of Employees},
  author={A. H. Jordan and Emily M. Zitek},
  journal={Basic and Applied Social Psychology},
  pages={474 - 481}
  • A. H. Jordan, Emily M. Zitek
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology
  • Three studies documented effects of marital status on perceptions of employees or prospective employees. In Experiment 1, participants rated a married female job applicant as less suitable for employment than a single counterpart. In Experiment 2, participants again perceived a female job applicant less favorably when she was married; in contrast, a male applicant was perceived more favorably when married. In Experiment 3, participants predicted that a recently married woman's job performance… CONTINUE READING
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