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dc.contributor.authorRoote, Brian David
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:34:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:34:32Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifier.otherroote_brian_d_200705_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/roote_brian_d_200705_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23975
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the complexity of racial discrimination based on the strength of racial identity and gender of Black job applicants and their influence on hiring decisions. The researcher presented standard resumes with a name (e.g., Latonya or Laurie) and professional affiliation manipulation to 285 White students who indicated their intent to hire, collective self-esteem and social class attitude. Results indicated that the strength of racial identity and gender did not influence the participants’ intent to hire. Unexpectedly, parallel analysis revealed that the participants’ perception of racial identity influenced their intention to hire such that perceived strongly racially identified Blacks were evaluated more favorably than were perceived weakly racially identified Blacks. In addition, the reported income level of the participants’ parents served to moderate this relationship. Finally, class attitudes did not mediate the strength of racial identity - intent to hire relationship, providing support for the discrimination explanation (Bertrand & Mullainathan, 2004). Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectracial identity
dc.subjectperceptions
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectcollective self-esteem
dc.subjectsocial class attitudes
dc.subjectselection
dc.titleAm I free to be me?
dc.title.alternativehow strength of racial identity and gender influence job selection decisions
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorKecia M. Thomas
dc.description.committeeKecia M. Thomas
dc.description.committeeKarl Kuhnert
dc.description.committeeGary Lautenschlager


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